ALBANY, N.Y. - Governor Andrew Cuomo says he has no intention of quarantining New York City but that more closures and restrictions are likely to come as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise.
According to the governor, there are now 1,374 confirmed cases in New York State, including 644 cases in New York City.
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There have been 12 coronavirus related deaths in the state, seven of those are in the city.
Of the confirmed cases, 264 patients are hospitalized.
Cuomo says the current hospitalization rate is between 15 and 19 percent.
Gov. Cuomo says experts predict the coronavirus cases will likely peak in 45 days. At that point, 55,000 to 100,000 hospital beds will be needed, along with 18,600 - 37,200 ICU beds across the state.
Cuomo says the focus still remains on stopping the spread and lessening the burden on the health system.
"We are going to have to shift our emphasis to preventing hospital overload," Cuomo said.
He added while everyone is talking about "flattening the curve" there will be a wave—and the wave will crash on the health care system.
Governor Cuomo says the state is working to open new drive through testing sites on Staten Island and in Suffolk, Nassau and Rockland counties.