New York Sees First Drop in Coronavirus Daily Deaths

(AmericanPoliticalDaily.Com)- New York state is still being hit hard by the Chinese coronavirus, but on Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo reported that the number of deaths in the state over the previous 24 hours dropped for the first time.

During his daily coronavirus press briefing, Governor Cuomo announced the positive news but stressed that the health care system in the state is still under huge pressure.

Between Saturday and Sunday, New York saw 594 deaths, a reduction of 36 over the previous day’s 630. While the news is positive, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the state has yet reached its peak on the infection curve. Cuomo warned that the number may just be a “blip” as the majority of New Yorkers are not believed to have been infected by the disease yet.

Until widespread antibody testing is complete in the United States, nobody will know just how many people have been infected so far and how many may still be vulnerable to the disease.

The Sunday figures bring the total number of deaths relating to COVID-19 in New York to 4.159. A total of 122,031 cases have been confirmed in New York state so far.

Cuomo explained that the coronavirus is an “effective killer” and “truly vicious.”

Italy, one of the first European nations to be hit extremely hard by the virus, saw initial dips in the daily death toll before increasing and peaking. The news is good, but it could simply signal that New Yorkers are doing the right thing and increasing their social distancing.

Cuomo explained that the state is heading in the right direction but the next few days would make it clear how far left they have to go. “The apex could be a plateau and we could be on that plateau now,” he said.

Not only did fewer people die, but the number of hospitalizations in New York also dropped by half on Sunday – a level that the state hasn’t seen for over a week.

Cuomo urged hospitals across New York to work more closely together and to deploy medical equipment at locations that need them at the time.

Explaining his “rolling deployment” measures, Cuomo insisted, “This is war time. This is a war.”

New York state is still being hit hard by the Chinese coronavirus, but on Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo reported that the number of deaths in the state over the previous 24 hours dropped for the first time.

During his daily coronavirus press briefing, Governor Cuomo announced the positive news but stressed that the health care system in the state is still under huge pressure.

Between Saturday and Sunday, New York saw 594 deaths, a reduction of 36 over the previous day’s 630. While the news is positive, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the state has yet reached its peak on the infection curve. Cuomo warned that the number may just be a “blip” as the majority of New Yorkers are not believed to have been infected by the disease yet.

Until widespread antibody testing is complete in the United States, nobody will know just how many people have been infected so far and how many may still be vulnerable to the disease.

The Sunday figures bring the total number of deaths relating to COVID-19 in New York to 4.159. A total of 122,031 cases have been confirmed in New York state so far.

Cuomo explained that the coronavirus is an “effective killer” and “truly vicious.”

Italy, one of the first European nations to be hit extremely hard by the virus, saw initial dips in the daily death toll before increasing and peaking. The news is good, but it could simply signal that New Yorkers are doing the right thing and increasing their social distancing.

Cuomo explained that the state is heading in the right direction but the next few days would make it clear how far left they have to go. “The apex could be a plateau and we could be on that plateau now,” he said.

Not only did fewer people die, but the number of hospitalizations in New York also dropped by half on Sunday – a level that the state hasn’t seen for over a week.

Cuomo urged hospitals across New York to work more closely together and to deploy medical equipment at locations that need them at the time.

Explaining his “rolling deployment” measures, Cuomo insisted, “This is war time. This is a war.”