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Thursday, 16 April 2020
Cuomo says 606 die as state’s coronavirus toll drops sharply for first time
Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his daily Press Briefing during COVID-19, Coronavirus pandemic.(Darren McGee/Darren McGee- Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)
Gov. Cuomo reported 606 New Yorkers died from coronavirus Thursday, the first time the daily death toll has sharply declined since the crisis started.
The death rate dropped about 20% from the 752 toll reported in NYS a day earlier, a hopeful sign as the city and state seek to “bend the curve” of illness and death.
The numbers of newly critically ill and intubated patients also dropped significantly for the first time.
Still, Cuomo warned against thinking the picture is rosy. He cited daily figure of hospitalizations, which has dropped from sky high levels but is still disturbing.
“You still have 2,000 people walking into a hospital and being diagnosed with (COVID-19),” he said. “That’s still a lot of people.”
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