New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo warned that it is not yet time to pop the champagne bottles despite the fact that construction has stopped on temporary field hospitals.
It was reported earlier that New York state received federal government approval for eight facilities for use as temporary field hospitals.
However, as of Tuesday, not all are needed or in use at this time, according to a state government administration official. If the need for hospital beds or facilities spikes then we’re ready to re-engage with our federal partners,” the official said.
But while new construction has stopped on temporary field hospitals, Cuomo said he is not ready to stop those projects completely.
“We stopped any new construction when we saw the rates starting to stabilize but I’m not ready to close anything down yet, either,” Cuomo said Tuesday night. Now you have some health experts, CDC today starts to warn about an outbreak in the fall, I don’t even want to think about that yet.
“This is no time to pop the champagne bottles, right,” Cuomo added. “I said a couple days ago, don’t get cocky, don’t get arrogant.”
New York state has recorded more than 258,000 coronavirus cases, including at least 19,114 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.