COVID-19 UPDATE. Notable positive tone by Cuomo on NY Sunday update. Cases down. Hospitalizations down. Intubations down. Discharges up.

Today is Palm Sunday, the start of an important week and we wish blessings and health to all of you.Governor Cuomo just completed his daily briefing and for the first time, in a long time, he was pointing to some glimmers of positive inflection.  He was not declaring the peak, not at all, but he was noting that the incoming data broadly shows what can only be described as a "break in trend" - Daily new cases +8,327 (4/4) down from recent two days of 10,841 (4/3) and 10,482 (4/2) - Daily deaths +594 (4/4) vs 630 (4/3) and 562 (4/2)But there is good news on the Healthcase utilization front as well - Total new hospitalized +574 (4/4) vs 1,095 (4/3) and 1,427 (4/2) <-- HUGE decline in past 3 days - Daily hospital discharges +1,709 (4/4) vs 1,592 (4/3) and 1,452 (4/2). - Intubations+316 (4/4) vs 351 (4/3) and 260 (4/2).Basically, on the hospital side, a big drop in new hospitalizations, flattening of those on ICU/intubations and more leaving the hospital.  This is probably the first daily update by Cuomo that was not littered with rising dread and urgent calls for more resources.  Those are still needed, but it seems like NY state is trending towards/beating the optimistic case of a peak in 7 days (vs 14 to 28 of the 3 models he is using).Daily cases is flattening ...

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