March 25 coronavirus news

By Helen Regan, Joshua Berlinger, Adam Renton, Ivana Kottasová and Meg Wagner, CNN

Updated 9:34 p.m. ET, March 25, 2020
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12:53 p.m. ET, March 25, 2020

There are more than 30,000 coronavirus cases in New York

State of New York
State of New York

There are at least 30,811 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the state of New York, Gov. Cuomo said at a news conference today.

At least 17,856 of those cases are in New York City.

Cuomo said that 12% of those individuals who have tested positive are hospitalized, and 3% of positive cases are in ICU. 

At least 285 people across the state who had tested positive for coronavirus have died, Cuomo added.

He added that 28% of all coronavirus testing across the country has been done by New York state — more than any other state.


CORRECTION: This post has been updated with the number of coronavirus cases in New York City.

11:51 a.m. ET, March 25, 2020

New York governor said he discussed "rolling deployment" to send resources across the country

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he spoke to Trump and White House task force about a "rolling deployment" of resources around the country that starts with New York.

"New York has the greatest need in terms of numbers" of cases as well as the "most critical in terms of timing," Cuomo said.

He added that New York's 'trajectory is first by a long shot."

He said he told the White House, "let's talk about addressing the critical need in that hot spot" then "once you address that hot spot...then shift to the next hot spot."

He said that he when the time comes to "redeploy that equipment and personnel to the next hotspot" he will "personally guarantee it, and personally manage it" even traveling to the next place in the country that need the resources.


11:38 a.m. ET, March 25, 2020

New York governor says getting more hospital beds is a main priority

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said hospital beds remain one of the state's most critical needs: They need 140,000 to support coronavirus patients, but they only have 53,000.

He outlined some possible measures to increase bead capacity, including:

  • Asking all hospitals to increase capacity by 50%
  • Asking some hospitals to increase capacity by 100%
  • Setting up beds at convention centers
  • Setting up bed on the US Navy ship Comfort
  • Using dorms, hotels and nursing homes

Here's the state's estimates of how each measure could increase the number of hospital beds:

11:41 a.m. ET, March 25, 2020

New York governor says "density control" measures may be working

State of New York
State of New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference that “evidence suggest density control measures may be working” during the coronavirus outbreak.

He cited the number of hospitalizations in the state due to the virus:

  • Sunday — hospitalizations would double every 2 days
  • Monday — hospitalizations would double every 3.4 days
  • Tuesday — hospitalizations would double every 4.7 days


11:29 a.m. ET, March 25, 2020

London City Airport is suspending commercial and private flights

London City Airport is temporarily suspending commercial and private flights starting Wednesday evening.

The airport says the suspension is expected to last until the end of April.

In a statement, the airport says it made the decision following the UK Government’s latest instructions in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

All of its staff will continue to be employed by the airport during the closure.  

11:12 a.m. ET, March 25, 2020

Los Angeles County Sheriff suspends efforts to close gun stores

Sheriff’s deputies in Los Angeles county are not forcing gun stores to close and “efforts to close non-essential businesses have been suspended,” according to a tweet from LASD Sheriff Alex Villanueva.

The department is requesting voluntary compliance with the public.

“CA Gov. Gavin Newsom to determine what qualifies as a non-essential business,” continued Sheriff Villanueva’s tweet.

Last week, he said buying guns in this climate is a bad idea and encouraged current gun owners to lock up their weapons properly.

11:04 a.m. ET, March 25, 2020

Trump tweets that he had a "good conversation" with New York's governor

From CNN's From Nikki Carvajal

President Trump tweeted that he had a good conversation New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, just one day after the two traded criticism of one another about the coronavirus response.

Trump also said that the FEMA construction of additional hospitals in New York are happening "ahead of schedule."

 More context: Cuomo was highly critical of the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak in New York at a press conference Tuesday — but stopped short of calling the President out by name.


10:57 a.m. ET, March 25, 2020

Dick's Sporting Goods temporarily cuts executive pay and suspends stocks buybacks

From CNN’s Alison Kosik

Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images/FILE
Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images/FILE

Dick's Sporting Goods, the US's biggest sporting goods retailer, announced today that Chairman and CEO Ed Stack and President Lauren Hobart will receive no salary, other than an amount covering benefits provided by the company. 

This will start on March 29.

Dick's also announced temporary reductions by 50% in base salaries of named executive officers. 

The company is also significantly reducing its planned capital expenditures, temporarily suspending its share repurchases, and evaluating its dividend program. 

10:34 a.m. ET, March 25, 2020

House will likely vote on stimulus plan tomorrow

From CNN's Manu Raju

The House came in quickly today and gaveled out of session — and the chamber doesn't return until tomorrow morning. This would suggest that the House will now wait until tomorrow to give the stimulus measure final passage.

A Democratic leadership aide said the House still has emergency convening authority and can quickly come back into session today. But the aide said it's "more likely" the House vote would wait until tomorrow since it's still unclear when the Senate will act on the legislation, which has yet to be released.

The House still plans to vote — likely by voice vote — without bringing all its members back to Washington.

The Senate is still expected to vote today.