New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced at a press conference Friday that New York City has 4,408 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. That’s more than half of the 7,102 confirmed cases in New York state, and more than any other state in the country. New York City now accounts for nearly 30% of the total number of cases in the U.S. Nationwide, more than 16,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed as of Friday afternoon, with at least 210 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins. Washington state has had more deaths than any other state, with 74.Coronavirus testing across the country is backlogged, so experts warn that the number of cases will dramatically increase in the coming days and weeks as more people get access to tests. Some companies are also developing at-home test kits.  Cuomo told New York’s 19 million residents to stay indoors as much as possible to limit the spread of the virus, and announced an executive order requiring all non-essential businesses to have all 100% of employees work from home. Non-essential gatherings of any size are canceled or postponed, he said. His announcement follows California Governor Gavin Newsom’s decision to issue a “stay at home”


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