After portraying himself in recent weeks as a voice of relative calm in this anxious city, Cuomo’s tone shifted to one of anger and unease as he announced that the rate of new cases in New York City and its suburbs now doubles every three days. As a result, New York health experts predict the state will need about 140,000 hospital beds to handle the crisis, exceeding last week’s estimate by 30,000. Cuomo said Tuesday that the state has 53,000 existing beds. The dramatic surge of new cases here prompted the White House on Tuesday to advise that anyone who has been in New York City recently should self-quarantine for 14 days if they travel elsewhere — even to the suburbs. Anthony S. Fauci, among those leading the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic, said that 1 out of every 1,000 people in New York now have the coronavirus.Cuomo (D) said the rate of new cases in New York — one of the first major American cities to close businesses and restaurants in a desperate attempt to slow the global contagion’s spread — foreshadows the crippling influx of patients that cities across the country will also soon experience amid signs


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