New York sees a new record of coronavirus deaths in a single day with 731
The coronavirus outbreak keeps taking the lives of thousands of people in the United State and New York hit a record number of deaths in 24 hours.
The White House said this past weekend that these two weeks were going to be the hardest ones of this coronavirus pandemic in the United States. New York is the city with more cases and deaths in the entire nation and by the end of Tuesday they hit a record number of deaths due to the virus with a total 731 in 24 hours and statewide toll of nearly 5,500.
This alarming number of lives lost was also the largest increase in the deaths day-over-day since the virus started killing people in New York and the Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported that there were now 138,836 cases statewide.
“Behind every one of those numbers is an individual, is a family, is a mother, is a father, is a sister, is a brother. So a lot of pain was felt again today for many New Yorkers and they’re in our thoughts and prayers,” said Cuomo.
"Right now we're projecting that we are reaching a plateau in the total number of hospitalizations and you can see the growth and you see it starting to flatten again," Cuomo said. "It still depends on what we do and what we do will affect those numbers. This is not an act of God that we're looking at. It's an act of what society actually does."
It’s not all bad news in New York because the governor said that daily admissions to intensive care are “way down” and daily intubations are decreasing as well. Cuomo also said that it had been a hard 37 days so planning needs to start for restarting regular life.
New Jersey and Louisiana reported an increase in deaths today
Both states also saw an increase in the number of coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours. New Jersey reported a total of 70 deaths while Louisiana 229. Cuomo also said that he has spoken to Gov. Murphy of New Jersey and Gov. Lamont of Connecticut about a regional strategy.
"New York is still the most heavily impacted state in the nation and New Jersey which is on the curve a little bit behind New York is suffering, and again our thoughts and prayers are with them.I spoke to Governor Murphy of New Jersey today and we talked through the situation and working on joint strategies but our heart goes out to all of our neighbors in New Jersey, Michigan, California, Louisiana."