New York passes 10,000 coronavirus cases, as statewide lockdown ordered

New York State has reported its 10,000th person with the Covid-19 coronavirus, and now accounts for more than half of all the US’ cases. Meanwhile, the federal government has declared a ‘Major Disaster” in the Empire State.

A total of 10,365 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in New York State between Friday and Saturday, up 3,254 on the previous day, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday. Cuomo stated that 1,803 of these new cases were discovered in New York City, but officials in the city later told NBC News that cases there increased by nearly twice that figure.