New York City has one of the densest populations in all of America, and the world for that matter. It’s a bustling metropolis with two major airports, dozens of well trafficked tourist attractions, and a plethora of popular gathering spots.
That’s why the latest news out of The Big Apple is so alarming.
Coronavirus cases jumped to 11 in New York City and 76 statewide, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said as he declared a state of emergency Saturday.
The numbers double the amount previously in the Big Apple, which stood at five on Friday, and there are 21 new cases in the state, which reported 44 the day before, with a cluster in Westcheter County, which has 57 of the cases.take our poll - story continues below
“Westchester is an obvious problem for us,” Cuomo said. “They talk about the contagion in clusters and then the clusters tend to infect more and more people.”
Cuomo’s concerns came with an exclamation point of a statement.
“I’m not urging calm,” Cuomo added. “I’m urging reality. I’m urging a factual response as opposed to an emotional response…that people understand the information and not the hype.”
The spread of the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus has become a political issue as of late, with President Trump remaining calm and insisting that the illness is “under control”. Democrats who oppose him have repeatedly blamed Trump for any future, hypothetical calamities that could arise as the virus spreads.
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