Latest updates on coronaviruses in New York: Saturday, May 16, 2020

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NEW YORK – Below you will find the most recent information on news of coronaviruses impacting New York. You can find additional resources and coverage on our Coronavirus page.

11:30 am.
Governor Andrew Cuomo held his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch the press conference below.

  • New York reports 157 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 22,459.
  • All of the key health indicators continue to decline, but at an “obstinately slow” rate, said Cuomo.
  • The goal, said Cuomo, is to generate economic productivity that will not attract crowds.
  • Horse racing across the state can resume on June 1 without spectators.
  • The Watkins Glen International racing circuit will also reopen without fans.
  • When asked about the Major League Baseball, Cuomo said he would be comfortable with the Yankees and MEts playing in New York without fans, but it was not his.
  • Elective surgeries and ambulatory care will resume in Westchester and Suffolk counties.

9:20 a.m.
New rules restricting access to some of New York’s most popular parks are in effect this weekend. As of Saturday, the NYPD is restricting access to Sheep Meadow in Central Park as well as jetties 45 and 46 at Hudson River Park, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. Read more.

Latest official figures:
As of Saturday morning, there were 345,813 confirmed cases in New York, with state-confirmed deaths of COVID-19 rising to 22,302.

In addition, three young New Yorkers died and 110 others were struck by a mysterious disease that is linked to COVID-19. Read more.

COVID-19 timeline: how the new coronavirus spread

Tips to protect yourself and others in the event of a coronavirus outbreak

The New York State Coronavirus Helpline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also published here



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