Gov. Cuomo on Battling COVID-19: 'We Brought the Number Down, God Did Not Do That'

By Michael W. Chapman | April 16, 2020 | 1:33pm EDT
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).  (Getty Images)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). (Getty Images)

While discussing the effects of COVID-19 on New York State, including a plateauing of total hospital admissions and a decline in net hospitalizations and ICU admissions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said "the number is down because we brought the number down. God did not do that...."

At a press conference on Monday, the governor explained that the total number of hospitalizations in New York had started to plateau at 18,000.  This doesn't mean the situation will not get worse but, currently, that number has been running at 18,000 and is flattening the curve.

Cuomo also mentioned a decline in other areas, such as ICU admissions. However, he stressed that these positive signs were there only because of the policies imposed and the behavior of the people.


“You can turn those numbers on two or three days of reckless behavior, it’s like being on a diet,” said Cuomo.

“It [the plateau] is directly a result of what you do today," he said. "The number is down because we brought the number down. God did not do that, fate did not do that, destiny did not do that, a lot of pain and suffering did that.”

According to the latest news reports, as of April 15, 2020, there have been 213,779 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York; 17,089 people have recovered and 11,586 people have died from the virus. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a Catholic who supports abortion on demand, even up to the moment of birth, and so-called gay "marriage."


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