New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state had broken its record for the biggest single-day death toll for the second consecutive day.
“The bad news isn’t just bad; the bad news is terrible,” Cuomo said after noting the state is flattening the curve of coronavirus cases.
New York recorded 779 deaths yesterday, putting the state’s total death toll at 6,268. Cuomo said he would order flags in the state to be flown at half-mast in honor of the victims.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo said the state is seeing the effect of social distancing and the curve of coronavirus cases is starting to flatten.
The governor noted that the rate of hospitalizations is down, and some hospitals are releasing more patients than they are admitting.
“Social distancing is working,” Cuomo said. “It is flattening the curve.”
But Cuomo emphasized that New Yorkers need to continue to be vigilant about practicing social distancing to avoid a resurgence of cases.