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NYC Reopening in May Would Be a ‘Miracle’; N.J. Several Weeks Away

  • One-day deaths in New Jersey exceed New York for first time
  • Hospital capacity, transmission rate to guide N.Y. reopening
Medical workers transport a patient outside of a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn borough of New York on April 27. 

Medical workers transport a patient outside of a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn borough of New York on April 27. 

Photographer: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Governor Andrew Cuomo said it would be a “miracle” if New York City and the downstate region reopen in two weeks. New Jersey, meanwhile, reported a higher increase in coronavirus deaths than New York for the first time.

Some regions of upstate New York will have met Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, with declining cases for 14 consecutive days, Cuomo said. “Not in New York City, not downstate, unless a miracle happens. Please, please.”