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Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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Posted at 5:01 AM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 12:22:58-04

NEW YORK — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New York. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.

11:30 a.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his daily briefing on COVID-19 and reopening. Watch below.

Breaking Updates

  • Some good news: Total COVID-19 hospitalizations, intubations and new cases hospitalized all down again Tuesday.
  • 154 new COVID-19 cases walking into the hospital is an all-time low.
  • New York reports 58 new COVID-19 fatalities.

Reopening latest

  • Western New York enters Phase II today (Tuesday).
  • Capital Region enters Phase II tomorrow (Wednesday).
  • NYC still on track to begin Phase 1 on Monday, June 8.

New York protest and civil unrest

  • Cuomo says protesters are rightly outraged over George Floyd and other instances of police brutality.
  • Protests have been, by and large, peaceful.
  • Cuomo speaks on the need for a specific “justice” agenda once again.
  • On the other side, there is criminal activity and looting, which demean George Floyd’s murder and take away from the message of the protests, the governor says.
  • These criminals are exploiting the opportunity and they must be stopped immediately.
  • New York City was looted Monday, Cuomo says. Businesses in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan were destroyed.
  • Police must protect the community and property, but "they did not do that in NYC last night," the governor says.
  • Cuomo says he is “disappointed and outraged” that the NYPD were unable to stop looting and destruction Monday night.
  • “The police in New York City were not effective in doing their job,” Cuomo says.
  • Cuomo says the National Guard and state police are on standby to help with unrest in NYC if needed.
  • The governor asks protesters going out Tuesday to be calm and peaceful so police can focus on those who are looting and causing destruction.
  • Despite saying Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD did not do their jobs Monday, he believes it would create a more chaotic situation to override the mayor and send in the National Guard.
  • Cuomo says he believes the NYPD can manage the unrest in NYC, they just have to be given the direction and support to do it.
  • We’re not in a position at this point to offer National Guard assistance to anywhere outside of New York, the governor says.

10:45 a.m.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio holds his daily briefing after another night of destruction following peaceful protests. Watch in video below.

  • “People are going to say things that are really unhelpful."
  • “We can fight back, and we will fight back.”
  • During the day, there were overwhelmingly peaceful protests.
  • Asking leaders of communities to step forward and create peace. “Own your community. Do not let outsiders attack your community.”
  • 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew extended through Sunday, June 7 Read More.
  • Commissioner Shea: Thank you for what you do each and every day.
  • “We are aware that this is a larger story than just New York.”
  • “Everyone should be off the street by 8 p.m.”
  • Police officers who are holding the city together need your support, and they need leaders to step up.
  • National Guard should not be brought here. We have 36,000 police officers. They are the best to deal with the situation.

Latest official numbers:
As of Tuesday morning, there were 371,711 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York, with the death toll rising to 23,959.

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The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here