WATCH: Cuomo claims “people coming to NY” because it’s the “safe” state

During a recent press event, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo made the claim that people are now coming to NY because it’s the “safe” state.

“The problem is you have it now increasing in 40 states across the nation.” Cuomo said “How do you keep the virus in 40 states from coming into New York? We now have people coming to New York fleeing from the other states because it’s the ‘safe’ state.”

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NY now has the 2nd most coronavirus cases in the U.S.

Per CNBC, California has reported a record spike in coronavirus cases and passed New York as the U.S. state with the most confirmed infections since the pandemic began.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the Trump administration to implement a federal mask mandate as local authorities in Washington, D.C. and Ohio issue orders requiring residents to wear masks in public spaces.