New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Wednesday that New York’s current coronavirus hospitalization rate is “headed in the right direction,” even as he works to greatly increase hospitals’ capacity as the number of cases is expected to spike.
Cuomo said during his daily press conference on COVID-19 that efforts to engage in social distancing and limit the density of people “may be working.”
The governor cited Tuesday projections that showed a doubling of hospitalization numbers is expected to occur every 4.7 days, compared to a Sunday projection that had shown every two days.
“Now, that is almost too good to be true,” he said, adding that the data indicates about 15 percent of people who test positive need hospitalization.