ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Governor Andrew Cuomo and state officials are giving daily updates on the number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in New York State.
At the last update on April 4, the total cases in New York State reached 113,704. Statewide, 3,565 people have died.
Locally, cases have been reported in all eight Western New York counties.
Across the state, 15,905 people are currently hospitalized with the virus; 4,126 are in the ICU. 10,478 people have been discharged.
The Governor announced in early March that 100% of the state's non-essential workforce must stay home indefinitely, he has since announced that will be in place until at least April 15.
Governor Cuomo also announced the following policies recently:
- Gyms, movie theaters and casinos will be closed, statewide, effective 8:00 p.m. Monday.Restaurants and bars will be takeout and delivery only.
- Barber shops, hair salons, tattoo & piercing parlors, etc. will closed statewide effective 8 p.m. Saturday
- Fees are waived at all state, county. and local parks.
- Masks will be provided for all police departments and emergency medical services personnel.
- The state strongly advises only essential businesses, such as grocery stores, gas stations and pharmacies, to stay open.
- Mortgage relief for people experiencing financial hardship from COVID-19. Those individuals will receive a 90-day mortgage relief.