New York records 783 new coronavirus deaths, bringing total to 8,627
Another 783 people across New York died from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, as the state’s “horrific” death tally climbed to 8,627.
The total was up from 777 the day before, but short of the record 799 reported Wednesday.
“The number is stabilizing, but it’s stabilizing at an horrific rate,” the governor said. “These are just incredible numbers depicting incredible loss and pain.”
Cuomo said other numbers are also showing positive trends, including a record-low 56 ICU admissions on Friday and declines in hospitalization rates and intubation rates.
“The good news is the curve of the increase is continuing to flatten,” Cuomo said. “All the numbers are on a downward slope.”