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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today called on Republican members of New York’s Congressional Delegation to fight for state and local aid in the federal stimulus package, which is expected to be announced this week.  

“If Washington doesn’t provide state and local aid, there will be drastic budget cuts. We have about a $14 billion loss of revenue. We have about a $5 billion cost of this COVID virus,” Governor Cuomo said. “I’m calling on Republican lawmakers in this state to stand united with New York. It’s time to put your politics aside, stand up and call on your colleagues to do the right thing. You were elected to represent the people of this state, not the Republican Party. Fight for New Yorkers as loudly as you play politics for your party.”

The Governor also provided an update on the recently formed multi-agency task force to combat violations of coronavirus-related regulations at bars and restaurants. The State Liquor Authority and New York State Police Task Force issued 105 violations to establishments downstate on Friday and Saturday. Businesses found in violation of social distancing regulations face fines up to $10,000 per violation, while egregious violations can result in the immediate suspension of their liquor license.

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 637 (-9)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 92 (+1)
  • Hospital Counties – 30
  • Number ICU – 155 (+6)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 90 (-4)
  • Total Discharges – 72,716 (+84)
  • Deaths – 3
  • Total Deaths – 25,106

The Governor also confirmed 536 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 411,736 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 411,736 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, there were 250 cases in Herkimer County and 4 deaths.