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New study shows 66% of New York coronavirus patients were sheltered at home

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On Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced 66% of new coronavirus patients were sheltered at home before seeking medical attention. 

The data was taken from a three-day survey of 113 New York hospitals and over 1,200 patients. 

“We were thinking that maybe we were going to find a higher percentage of essential employees who were getting sick because they were going to work, that these may be nurses, doctors, transit workers,” Cuomo said. “That’s not the case, and they were predominantly at home.”

The majority of patients surveyed were nonessential workers – in fact, 37% were retired and 46% unemployed. Eighteen percent of cases came from nursing homes. Less than 1% came from jails and prisons.

Cuomo reported that although the state has taken precautions to keep public transportation areas clean, only 4% of the patients surveyed were utilizing it.

“Much of this comes down to what you do to protect yourself,” the governor stated. “Government has done everything it could. Society has done everything it could. Now it’s up to you. Are you wearing the mask? Are you doing the hand sanitizer… Are you staying away from older people?”

“It comes down to personal behavior,” he said.

In a press conference Thursday, Cuomo reiterated those affected were “disproportionately older,” with cases spiking at around 51 to 60 years old. 

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  1. Bill May 7, 2020

    Governor Como screwed everything up as a man who supposed to be in charge and he let sick elderly patients from nursing homes return back to nursing homes while they were sick and he’s making believe he knew nothing about it and also to pass another rule not to try to Give CPR to individuals who has heart has stop when ambulances respond to Calls. That’s stupid doctor that he has in charge should be called Dr. death shame on them both you’re a disgrace both of yous and nobody wants to hear about your dating life in this crisis I guess you think it’s some kind a joke the only joke is you being a governor and don’t let me start on the stupid Mayor put his wife in charge of the task force for this virus when she could not even Handle the mental health issue the city has really gone down the drain the spending was always out of control why is Florida and Texas not asking for money from the federal government and New York always has its hand out because the spending is out of control we need to change all politicians

  2. Elizabeth Misa May 7, 2020

    So basically the lockdowns make no difference in outcome.

  3. Carol May 7, 2020

    No matter anyone thinks, this man is a total moron and a warmonger, whose total purpose is to make over New York into a do what I say and not do what I do State! I’m sure you don’t want that for yourselves! He will lead you to ruins as he’s almost accomplished. He has a ways to go but with Bill Gates help he is bound to get there. Actors want to join him, news media already has him and his brother as a comedy team (which is not funny). He is a total mob leader, with Bill deBlazio at his side! Hypocrites of all time high, trying to deceive the citizens of New York to go along with everything they are telling you to do. You will be totally bankrupt, homeless, and all the other things that go along with socialism. They will be rich and you, citizens, will be poor as church mice! Don’t fall for it! Vote Republican this election and see you’ll be better off. Of course, they will cheat as always but your vote will count for something. Most people of New York are fleeing that terrible place but the rest of you’ll have to live with it. Your police are owned, they won’t be any help to you. So, leave now, or vote them out! You can do it!

  4. Robert Stone May 7, 2020

    Are you staying away from older people cuomo asks people, cuomo did not force retirement homes to take in infected people? Congratulations you hypocrite, how many have died because of your order? Then again I guess that you can not help yourself because most democrats are hypocrites and liars.

  5. Lyra Deyton May 7, 2020

    We’d better GET BACK to WORK NOW– or we’re not going to have a COUNTRY

  6. Linda Abernathy May 7, 2020

    I think he is full of Cuomo unless he is actually telling the truth and if he is then the answer is your in a big city with buildings everywhere and a lot of people per area. I live on 10 acres in the country and work in a small town. I shopped almost everyday either hunting for essentials for myself or my workplace and don’t have it and don’t even no anyone with it!

  7. Gloria May 7, 2020

    Cuomo is an ignorant self-serving joke. Enough said. He has taken the Empire State down to levels we have never seen. He needs to be put in his place. He is not the King.

  8. Sharon wilson May 7, 2020

    Because the ones out and working are taking “precautions.” Like masks, gloves, stYing 6 feet away. LET US OUT! We are not children! We are adults and know how to as well! We need our jobs and livelihoods We can handle it! Jeez!

  9. Fran Schroeder May 7, 2020

    Gov Cuomo ordered nursing homes to take in the elderly sick with covid 19. Most nursing homes do not have the staff or equipment to care for these types of patients.
    As for “SHELTER IN PLACE’, GOVERNOR CUOMO, “LET MY PEOPLE GO!” It is time for everyone to get back to work, school, play sports, travel, vacation and resume a normal life. ONLY if you are sick should you shelter in place. Science has supported this.

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