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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:28 PM

Cuomo: New York breaks one-day COVID-19 testing record

Source: AP

NEW YORK (AP) — New York broke a COVID-19 testing record on Friday by conducting 82,737 tests, the highest number ever conducted in a single day in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a tweet on Saturday.

Of those 82,737 tests, 753, or 0.91%, were positive. State data released Saturday also show there were 581 total hospitalizations on Friday and four deaths.

Cuomo urged residents to remain vigilant and to not attend crowded parties, noting Saturday marked five months since New York’s first confirmed coronavirus case.

“Since then, we have brought the infection rate way down through our collective action. Our future STILL depends on what we do today and everyday,” he tweeted.



Read more: https://apnews.com/21485d4da56969ff2537777f600089ed

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Reply Cuomo: New York breaks one-day COVID-19 testing record (Original post)
Omaha Steve Saturday OP
EarthFirst Saturday #1
AZ8theist Saturday #2
JI7 Saturday #3
onetexan Saturday #7
groundloop Saturday #8
Skid Rogue Saturday #4
SpazzTheCat Saturday #5
sinkingfeeling Saturday #6
SergeStorms Saturday #11
George II Saturday #9
BumRushDaShow Saturday #13
George II Saturday #14
BumRushDaShow Saturday #17
SergeStorms Saturday #10
OnlinePoker Saturday #12
LisaL Saturday #15
BumRushDaShow Saturday #16
FakeNoose Saturday #18

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:41 PM

1. Stay the course; New York!

Y’all are doing fantastic!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:43 PM

2. How are they able to get results so quickly??

I had to wait A WEEK here in Arizona to get my result.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 07:00 PM

3. If New York can do it then it can be done anywhere as long as you have

good leadership and people that follow the guide.

Remember this is one of the places where it would be most difficult to deal with and other places can likely do it without having to be as strict since they aren't as crowded.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 07:57 PM

7. Agree. Austin has been able to lower our hospitalization rate here too, due to the diligence of

the good Mayor. He's kept the residents informed w/ daily briefings and reliance on scientific data, not lies, and kept the city on stage 4 restrictions to slow down the infection rate. TX overall though is only getting worse due to the Repub governor's opening too soon.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:07 PM

8. That's the catch - "GOOD LEADERSHIP"

The US obviously doesn't have that so we're suffering. Certain areas where local or state officials are diligent will do better, but the rest of us are being hampered by the albatross in the White House.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 07:12 PM

4. I'm so proud of NY.

They've allowed science to dictate their course every step of the way. Strict lockdown, social distancing, tracing, phased reopening, this is what the entire medical community has advised since day one.

Everything has gotten so stupid in this country that it's amazing to see an administration that does not play politics during a global pandemic. It's that simple.

Our whole nation could have NY's numbers if we had had the clear-sighted, non-political leadership Gov Andrew Cuomo has provided for his great state.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 07:12 PM

5. California leads all other states in testing

By a large margin. For the last 22 days CA has averaged 124K tests a day.

CA is kicking butt testing.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 07:48 PM

6. Wait. They tested more and only found 0.91% positive (cases)? How can that be

when our glorious president says the more you test, the more cases there are?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:01 PM

11. It's just liberal propaganda...

from the lamestream media.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:09 PM

9. New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are setting an example for the rest of the country.

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Response to George II (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:30 PM

13. Unfortunately NJ was also hosting large AirBNB parties (finally shut down by AirBNB)

where people attending them traveled back home (like here in Philly) and infected the hell out of some of our counties. There are also dozens of lifeguards up and down the Jersey coast who were either infected or are in quarantine thanks to their partying.

https://6abc.com/new-jersey-party-houses-airbnb-bans-covid-19-in-coronavirus/6346903/

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:36 PM

14. I was stunned when I heard that report, and Murphy was LIVID! Glad the "hosts" were arrested.

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Response to George II (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:58 PM

17. There have also been groups of people doing "word of mouth" messaging about traveling here to Philly

---literally driving almost 2 hours from North Jersey and NY to come BBQ and swim in our creeks.

https://6abc.com/pennypack-park-philadelphia-crowds-police/6336165/

People who live near that park had pictures of cars parked all along entrances to the creek with NJ and NY license plates.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:00 PM

10. Until there's a vaccine...

and everyone is immunized I'm wearing a mask, even when I'm home alone. I am taking zero chances!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:05 PM

12. Are the positives so low because they've reached herd immunity?

So many were infected early and those who were asymptomatic never would have been tested. Now, if they're tested, it would come back as negative. The only way to know if these possible asymptomatic people had it and have recovered is through serology testing.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:40 PM

15. Unlikely.

60-70% of people need to be infected to reach herd immunity, and nothing suggests their infection rate is that high.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:49 PM

16. I don't think there is anything such as "herd immunity" with this virus

because studies have found that the antibodies start fading within a couple months. The "common cold" (both rhinovirus and coronavirus types) don't offer "herd immunity" either - using a more benign comparison.

I think what happened was that they were able to actually knock much of it "out of the environment" where it could easily be community-spread, plus you have many of the most vulnerable (outside of the unfortunate frontline workers), literally avoiding going out anywhere. I expect there may be many asymptomatic around but they are probably not getting tested and as long as they aren't acting egregiously, they would move past the timeframe for being infectious. The issue however, may be the ubiquitous "traveler" who leaves the state to go to a hotspot and then returns without self-quarantining (which I expect would be most people unfortunately).

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:37 PM

18. You can get tested even if you aren't showing symptoms

That's the "Catch-22" in most states. If you aren't showing symptoms you can't take the test. But once you are showing symptoms, they already know you have it, so they won't waste a test kit on you. Just go home and wait it out. Call us if you're dying.

How does that help anybody, especially people who need to know if they've been exposed to the virus? People NEED TO KNOW! New York gets it: they're testing everybody who wants to be tested, including the ones with no symptoms.


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