NEW YORK (NY) state registered 731 new COVID19 deaths, marking its highest single-day jump, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.
The city’s death toll after the beginning of the outbreak last month rose to 5,489.
The distressing wave in deaths comes even as new hospital admissions have fallen on average over several days, a possible indication of the outbreak finally leveling off. Andrew Cuomo told the death count is a “lagging indicator” that indicates the loss of critically ill people hospitalized first. He also said at a briefing at the state Capitol that they lost 731 people.
“That’s 731 people who we lost. Behind every one of those numbers is an individual. There’s a family, there’s a mother, there’s a father, there’s a sister, there’s a brother. So a lot of pain again today for many New Yorkers.”
The city record more than 500 new deaths a day after late last week. The figure of confirmed cases that do not carry infectious people test is close to 139,000 statewide.
Andrew also said New York could be entering a “plateau” in hospitalizations. He advises that increases are dependent on people continuing to practice social distancing.
“This is a projection,” he continues. “It still depends on what we do, and what we do will affect those numbers.”
More people have now died of the virus in New York City than perished in the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center. According to a new tally release from city health officials Tuesday at least 3,202 people have been killed in the city due to the virus,
The most dangerous terror attack on the U.S. earth killed 2,753 people in the New York and 2,977 overall. When hijacked planes crash into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a place near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 11, 2001.
The virus once again made New York ground zero in a national disaster and the center of a crisis that is reshaping Americans’ lives, freedoms, and worries.
The coronavirus death number has risen over just a few weeks. It reports its first virus case on March 13, less than two weeks after verifying its first infection.
New York City is managing its count of deaths, separate from the state’s, and its tally was announced before Cuomo’s statement of the new state dying numbers.