The Associated Press reports:
New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths Tuesday, marking the biggest one-day jump in the outbreak. The state’s death toll since the beginning of the outbreak is now 5,489, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The grim tally followed two days in which new deaths dropped below 600. More people have now died from the coronavirus in NYC than perished in the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center.
The governor emphasized that death was a lagging indicator in the fight against the virus, and pointed to a falling rate of hospitalizations and said that the state was still projecting that the spread of the virus was plateauing. The number of virus patients in intensive care units grew in the last 24 hours by less than 100, the smallest increase since March 21, the governor said.
BREAKING: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says death toll jumped by 731 to 5,489, the "largest single day increase."
— ABC News (@ABC) April 7, 2020
The bad news, as Cuomo said, is that NY recorded its highly daily death toll, 731, vs. an average of ~600 for the previous four days. As he also said, deaths are likely to lag behind other indicators that show the slope bending. pic.twitter.com/T7WuZp1xGr
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) April 7, 2020
A somber Cuomo today. The good news is hospital and ICU admissions are lower for a third day, seeming to be a trend that NY's curve flattening. But NY had a record # of deaths – 731 yesterday – deaths lag he explains.
5,478 NYers are dead.
Trump hiding this so unforgivable.
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) April 7, 2020
Cuomo says Monday was largest single-day increase in deaths in New York — a pretty big jump to 731 from 599.
Still, he discusses possible —possible — “plateau” in infections. He does this for very different reason than Trump: So people see hope in CONTINUING what they’re doing.
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) April 7, 2020