The death toll from novel coronavirus passed 2,000 in the United States on Saturday evening.
The number has increased dramatically in recent days, with the toll crossing 1,000 just Wednesday.
There are now more than 30,000 deaths worldwide — about one-third in Italy.
– New York Presbyterian’s hospital network will comply with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order requiring one partner be allowed in delivery rooms during childbirth.
Previously, the hospital network had said no partners would be allowed in the delivery room to combat the pandemic.
Cuomo’s order applies to all hospitals in the state, both public and private.
Mount Sinai, which instituted a similar obstetrics ban, also will comply with the order.
Melissa DeRosa, secretary to Cuomo, announced the executive order would be issued on Saturday.