Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a video conference with governors from around the country spoke with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Thursday about the logistics of vaccine distribution and a stimulus to aid states.
Cuomo on Friday afternoon called the discussion a "good conversation" with the incoming administration as coronavirus cases are on the rise across the country.
New York on Thursday confirmed a positive rate of 2.6%, with the case count highest in parts of western New York, central New York and the Finger Lakes regions of the state.
Thirty-two people in the last day have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19 in New York; 2,348 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19.
Cuomo has pushed for billions of dollars in aid for New York as state governments have lost revenue amid the crisis.
"The economic stimulus is necessary or you'll see states in this nation go bankrupt," Cuomo said on a conference call with reporters.
He has also raised concerns with the federal government's current vaccination distribution plan, which plans to use pharmacy chains as points of distribution. Cuomo is worried the plan would skip over low-income people and communities of color.
"I talked about my concern for distribution for Black and Brown communities," Cuomo said.