Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the State Department of Health will begin to conduct a statewide antibody testing surveys. The testing survey will sample 3,000 people for a population of 19.5 million people – for context Germany performed a 3,000-person sample with a population of 83 million. Large-scale antibody testing will help determine the percentage of the population that is now immune to the virus, allowing more individuals to safely return to work. Governor Cuomo also announced the state will continue working with the federal government to assist with the supply chain and coordinate private labs to ramp up diagnostic testing, another key component of getting people back to work and restarting the economy
New York May be Passed COVID-19 Peak
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday that the state is considered passed its COVID-19 peak at this point, and is on its way down the curve “if the data holds” and the trend of decreasing numbers continues. Cuomo reported a total of 16,000 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 on Sunday. The state reached its height of 18,000 hospitalizations before the numbers began to decrease.
Nassau County Hospital Saves COVID-19 Patient’s Life for Second Time
A man who survived COVID-19 gave back to the hospital on Long Island that has now saved his life twice. Adam Lilling was admitted to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset on March 22nd, his 40th birthday. At the hospital, Lilling participated in a clinical trial that studied treatments for COVID-19 patients and he soon began to recover.