Coronavirus Updates: Brooklyn Red Zone COVID-19 Cases Drop As Queen Sees Rise


This is our daily update of the latest COVID-19 news for Saturday, October 10, 2020. Previous daily updates can be found here, and updated statistics are here.New York is in Phase 4 reopening now, including zoos, botanical gardens, museums, and gymnasiums. Parts of Brooklyn and Queens are under a zoned stop. A glance to prepare for the spread of the coronavirus is here, and if you have lingering questions about the virus, here is our Coronavirus FAQs regularly updated. Here are some local and national hotlines for more information: NYC: 311; New York State Hotline: 888-364-3065; NJ State Hotline: 800-222-1222.

Here is the latest:

The number of COVID-19 cases in designated red zones across the state, including parts of Brooklyn and Queens, fluctuates as state officials try to contain the spread of the virus, Governor Andrew says Cuomo Saturday.

But it’s a different story statewide, where the number of new COVID-19 cases appears to stay just above or below 1%, according to published statistics.

“Our numbers remain good news, even as clusters are appearing in parts of the state,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Our testing system is so advanced that we were able to track clusters of 2.8% of the state’s population and attack the virus within that population.

Figures in the red zones – which are subject to heavy restrictions, including a ban on mass gatherings and the complete shutdown of public and private schools – have shown some improvement. In Brooklyn’s Red Zone, the percentage of people who tested positive fell from 6.69% the week of September 27 to 5.71% the week of October 4.

In Queens’ two separate red zones, the number of cases rose from 2.97% in the week of September 27 to 3.24%. There has been a significant drop in the number of COVID-19 cases in Orange County, from 24.64% the week of September 27 to 16.38% the week of October 4. Figures for Rockland County also fell, from 12.29% in the week of September 27 to 10.06% in the week of October 4.

Public health officials said of 3,901 tests in red areas, 193 were positive.

There have been three deaths from COVID-19 in the five boroughs, one in Brooklyn and two in the Bronx.

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Former NJ Governor Chris Christie chats with people in the White House rose garden on September 26, 2020

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Chris Christie leaves hospital one week after COVID-19 diagnosis

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he was released from hospital this morning, a week after revealing he tested positive for COVID-19 and verified himself by “measurement of precaution ”.

Christie’s positive result came after President Donald Trump announced he had COVID-19 on October 2. Christie was at the Sept. 26 ceremony at the White House for Trump’s Supreme Court candidate Amy Coney Barrett, an event later referred to as a “super-spreader” after a number of attendees tested positive for the virus. He was also with Trump in the days leading up to the September 29 debate, helping him prepare.

Christie, in a tweet posted on Saturday morning, said: “I am happy to inform you that this morning I was released from Morristown Medical Center. I want to thank the amazing doctors and nurses who looked after me over the past week. Thank you to my family and friends for their prayers. I will have more to say on all of this next week. “

23h30: Christie had been in hospital for a week, saying on October 3 that he had checked in at Morristown Medical Center: “Although I feel fine and have only mild symptoms, due to my history. asthma, we decided this was an important precautionary measure. He is also overweight, which is a known comorbidity for the coronavirus.

After Twitter users claimed he was on a ventilator mid-week, three friends and associates of Christie spoke to Gothamist / WNYC, saying they had been in contact with him and he was feeling great, given the circumstances. Christie also told CNN on Friday that he was taking remdesivir, a drug once intended to treat Ebola (but it was never approved) which has become emergency treatment for COVID-19.

Trump also took remdesivir, in addition to other investigational drugs and steroids, while on treatment; he was only hospitalized for a few days.

On Friday, Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discussed the Rose Garden ceremony – where 12 people have now tested positive – with CBS News. “I think the – the data speaks for itself. We had a super-spreader event at the White House and it was in a situation where people were crowded together and not wearing masks, ”he said. “So the data speaks for itself. It is also believed that, given Trump’s travel schedule, including to Bedminster, New Jersey, for a fundraiser after senior aide Hope Hicks tested positive, may have exposed thousands of people to the disease. virus.

Despite his illness, Trump is planning a White House campaign event on Saturday.


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