New York Gov. Cuomo says state saw its biggest single-day increase in coronavirus deaths on Thursday
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that 2,935 New Yorkers have died from the coronavirus so far with 562 new deaths over the last 24 hours
- That was a 23% jump and the single-biggest daily increase in deaths in the state since the outbreak began a few weeks ago.
- “New York is in crisis. Help New York,” Cuomo said.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that 2,935 New Yorkers have died from the coronavirus so far with 562 new deaths over the last 24 hours — a 23% jump and the single-biggest daily increase in deaths in the state since the outbreak began a few weeks ago.
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“The curve continues to go up,” Cuomo said at a news conference in Albany, referring to the number of new COVID-19 cases across the state. There are 102,863 confirmed cases across New York, a 10% jump overnight, according to charts presented at the news conference. New York City alone accounts for 57,159 total cases, up 5,350 over the last 24 hours.
The Jacob K. Javits Conference Center, where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has built a temporary hospital, will be fully dedicated to coronavirus patients, Cuomo said. It was originally designed to handle other patients to free up hospital beds across New York City. Cuomo also said he’s signing an executive order that will allow the state to take whatever personal protective equipment, including medical masks and gloves, and ventilators from public or private organizations the state needs to treat CV-19 patients.
“I’m not going to let people die,” Cuomo said. “I’m not going to get into a situation where I know we are running out of ventilators and we could have people dying because there are no ventilators, but there are hospitals in other parts of the state that have ventilators that they’re not using.”