New York | The multibillion-dollar Michael Bloomberg is going to help New York to develop “an army” of investigators to track down the contacts of people infected with the coronavirus to help this State, the epicentre of the pandemic in the United States, to head towards the exit from the crisis, announced its governor on Wednesday.
The ex-New York mayor and former presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will pour more than $ 10 million, and “help coordinate” this program trace, which will be done in coordination with the two neighbouring States of New Jersey and Connecticut.
“We must set on foot an army plot,” said Andrew Cuomo during his daily press conference at Albany, in the State of New York, “We’ve talked about testing, tracing and isolation. This is going to be key to progress. It is like this that (…) is the aggregated data while we advance towards the evaluation of a reopening” of the city and of the economy in new york, a-t-l added.
The governor said that the State were currently about 500 investigators from public health, but that it should result in the mobilization of thousands, including medical students.
The screening scale is seen as a key factor to lead to the lifting of the safety containment and revitalize the american economy at a standstill, without causing a spike in new infections.
Particularly struck by the COVID-19, the State of New York comprises approximately one-third of the more than 45 800 deaths in the United States.
According to Andrew Cuomo, 474 New Yorkers have died in the last 24 hours, a decrease compared with the previous day. This brings the total balance sheet for this State of 20 million inhabitants to more than 15 300 dead.
The governor noted that the number of hospitalizations and intubations was also down, a sign that the crisis was continuing its “slight decline”.
But “if we are irresponsible today, ( … ), we see that hospitalization rates climb by three, four, five days,” he warned.