A New York City hospital has now canceled plans to turn the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City into an emergency facility for overflow patients. Mount Sinai Hospital said the change of plans is due to apparent progress in reducing the number of new infections. “Given the most recent data, we are optimistic that we are seeing a flattening of the curve. As such, we are reassessing needs, resources and plans for how best to care for New Yorkers,” hospital spokesperson Jason Kaplan told CBS News on Friday. On Thursday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed optimism that the state was now “bending the curve” of the coronavirus — but noted that it is still battling its worst effects. New York reported its highest single-day death toll, 779 deaths in one day, for the third day in a row on Wednesday.  Kaplan said Mount Sinai “will continue to look for other ways to expand care as the pandemic continues to unfold. Our singular focus remains on helping all New Yorkers in this time of crisis and doing what we do best: saving lives.”The cathedral’s sub-dean, Rev. Patrick Malloy, told Episcopal News Service that the decision not

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