CNN 31 Mar 2020

Gov. Andrew Cuomo addresses brother Chris' coronavirus diagnosis


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the news that his brother and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has tested positive for coronavirus, saying "there is a lesson in this."

CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo jokes with his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, about the size of his nose.
Earlier this week, the governor was tested for Covid-19 on live television to encourage others to get tested.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo suggested that the state may have flattened the curve of the coronavirus outbreak, but it is too soon to tell.

Deaths related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, have stayed flat for two days, he said, while the total number of hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions are down.

"Those are all good signs and again would suggest a possible flattening of the curve," he said during his daily press conference.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's full daily Coronavirus press conference on April 7, 2020.

New York surpassed its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus pandemic with 799 deaths since Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today.

"Don't underestimate this virus. I think that is a mistake we made from day one, we as the collective we, we as the global community," Cuomo said at his briefing. "This virus is very, very good at what it does."

It is the third day in a row New York has seen a death toll larger than the day before. The latest fatalities bring the state's total to 7,067.

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