More than 10,000 New Yorkers have died from new coronavirus, state data shows.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that 671 New Yorkers died on Easter Sunday, driving the COVID-19 death toll to 10,056.
“This virus has a feeding frenzy,” Cuomo said. “The terrible news is as worse as it gets.”
The daily death toll repeatedly broke records last week, reaching 779 lives lost in a single day at its peak, Cuomo said.
New York State data shows that 6,898 city dwellers had died from COVID-19 as noon Sunday. There were 104,410 COVID-19 cases confirmed in New York City and 27,676 hospitalizations as of 5 p.m. Sunday, city data shows.
The New York governor said the death toll remained flat, “at a horrific level of pain and grief and sorrow.”
Cuomo also announced that net hospitalizations have reached a plateau at about 18,000, with about 2,000 people walking into New York hospitals every day.
“We’ve always been worried about lack of capacity,” Cuomo said. “This says take a deep breath.”
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