Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday promised to assist Atlanta conduct testing and phone tracing of individuals uncovered to the lethal coronavirus amid a report surge in instances there.
Throughout a coronavirus briefing with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Cuomo, talking from Manhattan, mentioned he would ship a staff of consultants who have been educated with the assistance of former New York Metropolis Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Johns Hopkins College, the place Bloomberg is a significant donor.
Cuomo additionally wished Bottoms “100 % Godspeed” in recovering from her personal an infection.
“You may have an open supply: no matter you want,” Cuomo mentioned. “However we’re additionally 100% behind you.”
Bottoms mentioned that Atlanta was “headed within the incorrect path” with “numbers that I haven’t seen since April.”
“As of yesterday afternoon, we have been up over 23 %,” she mentioned.
Bottoms — who final week mandated masks in her metropolis — blamed the surge within the illness there on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and in addition known as for federal intervention.
“Except now we have a coordinated strategy throughout this nation, we’re going to watch individuals unnecessarily die,” she mentioned.
Cuomo famous a cluster of coronavirus instances in upstate Rensselaer County that officers have tied to a trio of residents who not too long ago returned from Georgia.
Bottoms mentioned she and her husband examined constructive for the coronavirus as a result of “we had an asymptomatic little one in our house for eight days earlier than we knew that that little one was asymptomatic.”
“Fortunately, by the grace of God, now we have no underlying circumstances,” she added.