Governor Andrew Cuomo says this is the most challenging time the state has faced in modern history.

Cuomo says it’s not a question of when to re-open the state, but how we re-open.

The governor says the decision to re-open will be based on information and data.

Meanwhile, Cuomo says the hospitalization rate and the number of new cases is going down, but he called it a painfully slow decline.

There were 232 coronavirus deaths in New York on Tuesday.

The state has over 600 new COVID-19 cases since yesterday

He also says numbers are shocking to him personally, in that 84-percent of those cases were people either at home and not working, or in nursing homes.