NY state coronavirus deaths pass 2,000 with over 90K confirmed cases: Cuomo
The number of coronavirus deaths in New York exploded past the 2,000 mark on Thursday, as the number of confirmed cases eclipsed 90,000, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
A total of 2,373 New Yorkers have now been lost to the contagion statewide, a leap of 432 fatalities from Wednesday, while 92,381 have now tested positive, a 24-hour increase of 8,669.
Of those confirmed cases, 51,809 are in the Big Apple.
Cuomo also noted “troubling” surges in Westchester and Nassau counties, the only areas with five-digit caseloads outside of the five boroughs, with 11,567 and 10,587 diagnoses, respectively.
Every single county in the Empire State now has at least one coronavirus case, which Cuomo said is indicative of what’s in store for the rest of the nation.
“In many ways, New York is a microcosm of the United States,” he said. “And that’s why I believe it’s going to be illustrative for the rest of this nation, as to what’s going on.”
Cuomo renewed a call for health-care workers both from New York and around the nation to commit to a state “surge” force, noting that 21,000 have already stepped up from out of state to join tens of thousands of locals.
“I thank them,” he said. “These are beautiful, generous people and New Yorkers will return the favor.”
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