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New York records 758 confirmed deaths in a single day

New York State has witnessed the brunt of the Covid-19 virus in the country and has experienced 6 straight days of more than 700 deaths as of April 12.

New York records 758 confirmed deaths in a single day

The Gov. of New York Andrew Cuomo confirmed on Sunday that the state documented 758 deaths on Saturday and this marks the sixth day in a row that the state has seen more than 700 deaths from Covid-19. The empire state counted 18,707 new hospitalizations, 189 new intensive care unit admissions and 1,862 discharges in 24 hours.

“You also see a flattening in the number of lies lost at a terribly high rate, but if you look back over the past several days you see there’s a certain continuity to that number. That is the one number I look forward to seeing drop as soon as I open my eyes in the morning,” Cuomo said during his press conference.

New York’s highest one-day death toll hit 799 on Wednesday but has remained above 750 in the past 6 days. “Somebody asked the question once can you ever get numb to seeing these numbers. Unfortunately no, 758 people lost their lives in a 24 hour period,” Cuomo said.

The governor also signed two executive orders Sunday, including one instructing employers to provide face masks to essential workers who interact with the public. The other order extended the state approval for who can conduct an antibody test.

In total, New York has counted 9,385 fatalities from the coronavirus outbreak. A total of 188,964 cases have been positive, out of which 8,236 were diagnosed Saturday, according to the state health department.

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