As of May 5th, New York has 321,192 positive COVID cases and an additional 230 related deaths. Data from hospitals is showing that the curve is basically flat, as hospitalization, intubation, and ICU rates continue to gradually tick downwards. The number of new cases daily is also slightly down. Governor Cuomo says the key to progress is the continuation of smart social distancing protocols and effective testing, tracing, and isolation procedures to monitor the rate of infection. The Governor reiterated that New York’s re-opening is contingent on meeting the guidelines developed by the CDC. He also focused on improvements to be made to public health, transportation and education as we “re-image” better systems.