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Coronavirus Will Overwhelm N.Y. Healthcare System, Cuomo Says: Live Updates

Mar 19, 2020 - The New York Times

The tally of people with the coronavirus continue to rise as testing ramps up.

Case counts rise, nearing 2,000 in New York City.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York provided new numbers on Wednesday that showed 2,382 people in the state had tested positive for the coronavirus, an increase of more than 1,000 since Tuesday. Mayor Bill de Blasio said later in the day that 1,871 people in New York City had tested positive, compared with 814 on Tuesday.

Mr. Cuomo attributed much of the...