CBS News reports:
New York recorded its highest single-day death toll due to the coronavirus for a third straight day: Governor Andrew Cuomo said that 799 people died due to COVID-19 on Wednesday.
Cuomo said more than 7,000 people in the state have now lost their lives because of the virus. He called it a silent explosion rippling through society with “the same randomness, the same evil, that we saw on 9/11.”
Cuomo said efforts to slow the spread of the virus, which have included social distancing and school and businesses closures, are working. He said the state is flattening the curve – “a direct consequence to our actions.”