Mr. Trump denied on Sunday that the prospect of a quarantine was a menace. “I didn’t go round threatening,” he mentioned throughout a White Home briefing.
He raised the thought as a result of the area has essentially the most confirmed coronavirus instances in the USA, however he supplied no particulars about how his administration would implement it. Mr. Cuomo later questioned whether or not the federal authorities had the authority to order a quarantine.
“Sure, New York is the epicenter and these are totally different instances, and many individuals are frightened,” Mr. Cuomo mentioned on Sunday. “A number of the reactions you get from people, even from governments, are horrifying and suggesting that they’ll take abrupt actions in opposition to New York. However look, that is New York and we’re going to make it by this.”
As of Sunday night, at the least 141,096 individuals throughout each state, plus Washington, D.C., and 4 U.S. territories, have examined constructive for the virus, in response to a New York Occasions database. A minimum of 2,469 sufferers with the virus have died. And at the least 20 states now have greater than 1,000 identified instances inside their borders.
New York stays by far the toughest hit. On Sunday, Mr. Cuomo mentioned the entire variety of instances in New York was 59,513, a rise of practically 7,200 confirmed from the day earlier than. Greater than half of the instances, or 33,768, are in New York Metropolis.
The variety of deaths within the state handed 1,000, up 272 from the day earlier than — the most important one-day enhance in deaths because the outbreak started.