Watch live: New York Governor Cuomo gives coronavirus update

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is giving an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday. He announced Thursday that no one in the state can be evicted for not paying rent due to COVID-19 until August 20. 

“The No. 1 issue that people talk to me about probably is rent, and fear about being able to pay their rent, and this just takes that issue off the table until August 20,” he said at his daily coronavirus briefing.   

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Cuomo also announced an additional 231 deaths in the state due to COVID-19. 

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