New York will not reopen without massive testing first

New York now has more COVID-19 cases than any other country

New York – New York State has about 170,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, a number that only counts infected people who have been tested. Governor Andrew Cuomo said testing would have to be increased dramatically to put New York back in business.

Cuomo said restarting the outbreak-stalled economy will require a massive expansion of testing to cover millions of workers. Public health experts hope that mass screening with antibody tests could help identify who might have built up immunity to COVID-19. Cuomo said the state’s Health Department is developing an antibody test.