New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently said that he was “shocked” to learn that nearly 66 percent of recently developed cases of the coronavirus in the state are from people who have been following the rules and staying at home. The data was from cases studied in 100 hospitals throughout the state involving 1,000 patients.
The case studies show that 66 percent of the new cases were from people who were “sheltering at home,” while the next group, about 18 percent were from nursing homes, a large source of the early and continuing of cases in the state are from nursing homes.
“If you notice, 18% of the people came from nursing homes, less than 1% came from jail or prison, 2% came from the homeless population, 2% from other congregate facilities, but 66% of the people were at home, which is shocking to us,” Governor Cuomo said on Wed May 6 at a daily Corona Virus briefing.
New York is in its tenth week of the stay at home order in which a majority of “non-essential workers and businesses” were forced to close or have limited operations where customers are limited and employees are working from home if possible.
Overall, 73 percent of those infected are over the age of 51 and have not taken a commute into work and have been literally, as the Governor said, “staying at home.”
New York may have hit its peak weeks ago, but numbers are still steady throughout the state.
Nursing homes have been one of the largest hit areas in New York state as Governor Cuomo ordered to take in patients even if they tested positive for the virus.
New York state has been one of the worst-hit states in the US with 21,845 deaths and 338,000 confirmed cases in the latest numbers available.