— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 10, 2020
Governor Andrew Cuomo updated New Yorkers on the status of coronavirus in the state this morning and announced a plan to close schools and businesses in New Rochelle, where a cluster of positive coronavirus cases have emerged. The 1-mile radius shut down will go into effect on Thursday, March 12. A video of the press conference can be viewed above and on Gov. Cuomo’s official Twitter page @NYGovCuomo.
The number of confirmed cases in New York state rose by 31 since yesterday, bringing the total to 173. The following numbers were released this afternoon, March 10.
- Westchester: 108
- NYC: 36
- Nassau: 19
- Rockland: 6
- Saratoga: 2
- Suffolk: 1
- Ulster: 1
At yesterday’s coronavirus briefing, Gov. Cuomo announced a plan to provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer to New Yorkers free of charge. To help combat price-gouging and ensure New Yorkers have access to this vital prevention method, the state will produce up to 100,000 gallons of hand sanitizer each week in 1.7 oz., 7 oz. and gallon bottles. The hand sanitizer will be made available to residents free of charge, and distribution will be prioritized by the most impacted and high risk communities, including the New Rochelle community, and state agencies, including the MTA.