Parts of New York can expect to reopen at the end of the week but New York City will remain closed until June unless ‘something miraculous happens’ because there still aren’t enough hospital beds free and not enough contact tracers have been hired.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at his daily briefing that parts of the state were ready to reopen after May 15, the end of his statewide lockdown, after reducing the spread enough. In New York City, the major indicators of infection are all low, but there still are not enough free hospital beds in the system to meet Cuomo’s requirement of keeping 30 percent free. The daily death toll has lowered to 161,  giving a total of more than 21,000, and the infection total is more than 335,000. In New York City, there have been more than 177,000 cases and more than 14,000 deaths.Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday morning that the city would likely stay closed until June unless ‘something miraculous happens’ as a result.  ‘June is when we’re going to potentially be able to make some real changes if we continue our progress. This conversation, end of May, beginning of June is when we’re going to be able to start filling in the blanks.’Unless something miraculous happens we’re going into June,’ de Blasio said. He added: ‘We have our daily indicators. The state has their indicators. We’re all working together…they’re all valuable measures. ‘By both sets of measures, we’re clearly not ready yet,’ he said.  However a spokesman for the mayor’s office clarified later to DailyMail.com that the ‘indicator’ holding the city up was the lack of free hospital beds. The city currently only has 22 percent of its ICU beds available and 25 percent of its hospital beds available. The city also needs 2,250 contact tracers before it can reopen and not even 1,000 have been hired yet. Scroll down for video ‘We haven’t met the hospital capacity goals yet. We would like to see more people discharged from our hospitals.’Also, the number of individuals in critical care remains high. ‘We are in the hundreds for tracers and rapidly hiring and building out our infrastructure to meet
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