BUFFALO, N.Y. - Governor Andrew Cuomo says certain areas of the state will be reopening before others as the apex of the pandemic varies between localities.
The governor made the remarks while in Buffalo just hours before he is scheduled to meet in person with President Donald Trump at the White House.
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Governor Cuomo says 481 people died in New York as a result of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
There have now been 14,828 total deaths across the state.
The governor says there were 1,300 new COVID-19 cases reported at New York hospitals, a number that is down from the day before.
Citywide, as of 6 p.m. Monday, there were 134,874 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an estimated 35,746 hospitalizations, and 14,427 deaths (9,562 confirmed and 4,865 probable).
The borough-by-borough breakdown of confirmed cases, with some fluctuation in the numbers:
- Queens: 41,520 confirmed cases
- Brooklyn: 35,775
- The Bronx: 30,142
- Manhattan: 17,200
- Staten Island: 10,166
New York state has reported, as of midnight Monday, 251,690 confirmed coronavirus cases and a total of 14,828 deaths (the state is not currently including probable coronavirus fatalities in its count).
Cuomo says the approach to reopening New York's economy has got to remain on a regional basis, both within the state and its northeast neighbors.
The governor says in the near term he will allow elective outpatient treatment in counties and hospitals not at significant risk for a coronavirus surge.
This does not apply to the New York City metro area, Albany, Erie or Dutchess counties.
Cuomo says testing will be the bulk of what he expects to discuss with the president in Washington - everything from what it means, to how it works and how the federal government will work with the states.
"It is a situation where you need everybody to work together. And you need to understand quickly who is in a better situation to do what. From my point of view I think the federal government has to take that national manufacturer supply chain issue," Cuomo said.
The governor said he agrees with Trump that states should generally take the lead on regulation, but for something like international buying, the federal government should step in.
Lately, the two have been going back-and-forth over who has certain powers and occasionally trading praise.
In his daily Task Force briefing on Monday, Trump indicated that he and Cuomo are on the same page when it comes to testing - at least for now.
President Trump also said that because of the availability of federal labs, governors in all 50 states will have "sufficient" testing capacity.
Task Force members say federal labs will help states with a backlog of tests.