For the third consecutive day, New York has seen a record number of coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours. The state reported 799 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total of up 6,268 – over 4,500 of those in New York City. However, while the death toll continues to climb, the number of new reported COVID-19 cases has begun to drop, with only 200 new cases reported Wednesday – the lowest total since March 18th.
N.Y. State coronavirus update:
Cuomo cites a ‘breathtaking’ new record 799 New Yorkers die in one day — and warns against underestimating the pandemic.
Over 7,000 New Yorkers have died. (2,753 died on 9/11.)https://t.co/eF1A7uTcSW
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 9, 2020
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