Cuomo to Astoria partiers: 'It's stupid what you're doing … there are inevitable consequences'

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed reports of crowding and mask violations at NYC bars and restaurants over the past weekend.

"I'm telling you it has to stop and i'm telling you in plain New York speak, it's stupid, it's stupid," he said.

He also urged local governments and police to "do your job," in enforcing social-distancing and mask-wearing laws even if they are "politically unpopular."

Video shared to social media showed large crowds gathered outside of restaurants and bars in Astoria over the weekend.

"It's stupid what you're doing. Bars and restaurants are the problem. It doesn't have to be. You have 700 people drinking in a public place, violating the open container law," Cuomo said.

"There are inevitable consequences to our actions. You can get sick in your 20s. You can die in your 20s. Even if you live by the theory you're a superhero, you will go home and you will transfer it to someone else and they will transfer it to someone else. You can kill someone."

Cuomo also warned of rollbacks in local reopenings if issues not addressed or curbed.

"We are right on the line," he added. "We have to protect the progress we have made."

He said compliance has also been an issue in parts of Long Island and upstate New York, although most of the problem is in the five boroughs.

On Monday, New York City entered a modified Phase 4.

Cuomo also provided the state's lastest numbers:

-- 49,342 tests were performed Sunday: 519 tests came back positive (1.05% of total)

-- total hospitalizations fell to 716.

-- there were 8 COVID fatalities on Sunday