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Voters will be mailed absentee ballot applications for June 23 primary, Cuomo says

All registered voters in New York will automatically be mailed an application for an absentee ballot for the primary elections scheduled on June 23, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at his daily briefing this morning.

State will begin testing thousands of New Yorkers for coronavirus antibodies this week

New York will begin testing thousands of residents in the coming week to determine whether they have antibodies to the novel coronavirus that has brought much of the state to a standstill over the last six weeks.

New York may finally be on the downward slope of the coronavirus outbreak: Cuomo

Total hospitalizations, ICU admissions, intubations and deaths all declined yesterday — for the third day in a row — indicating the outbreak may be waning here.

As coronavirus daily death toll hits new record high, Cuomo sees hope that New York is ‘flattening the curve’

The state recorded 779 coronavirus deaths on April 7, bringing New York's total COVID deaths so far to 6,268 — more than double the number killed in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.

Suffolk coronavirus death toll climbs by 28 — the largest single-day spike since outbreak began

The death toll reported by the county executive today set a grim record. The number of deaths reported daily has been increasing from week to week. The previous one-day high — 16 deaths — was reported on April 1.

As coronavirus infections continue to surge, New York orders private business to cut on-site workforce by half

The mandatory limit aims to reduce workforce density and slow the spread of the coronavirus in New York State.

Coronavirus cases in New York State surge overnight, Cuomo warns there are not enough ICU beds

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in New York State surged this morning to 1,374, a 45% increase and the largest spike since the first case was reported two weeks ago.

Cuomo: Coronavirus battle ‘a new war no one has ever seen before’

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the President to deploy the Army Corps of Engineers and military personnel to build new hospital capacity. "This is a case of first impression for this nation. We have never fought a virus like this with this potential consequence."

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in New York, which also reports first death from COVID-19

New York's first reported death from COVID-19 was an 82-year-old woman with emphysema. Confirmed cases in the state rose to 524, with 33 reported in Suffolk County

New York bans most gatherings of more than 500 people, Suffolk County coronavirus cases now at 20

New York State is significantly ramping up its response to the coronavirus outbreak with a number of new regulations aimed at reducing population density and protecting vulnerable populations in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.