More Than 9,000 Dead Of Coronavirus In New York : NPR
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More Than 9,000 Dead Of Coronavirus In New York : NPR

Christopher Love, general manager of the Covenant Mercy Mission, leads a prayer beside a line of visitors waiting for food donations at Manor Community Church on Saturday in New York. An additional 758 people died from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday.

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Christopher Love, general manager of the Covenant Mercy Mission, leads a prayer beside a line of visitors waiting for food donations at Manor Community Church on Saturday in New York. An additional 758 people died from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday.

John Minchillo/AP

New York lost another 758 lives over a 24-hour-period, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during his daily news conference on Sunday.

“Every one is a face and a name and a family that is suffering,” Cuomo said. “This is truly tragic news.”

It’s the sixth straight day of losses of more than 700 per day.

“That’s the one number that I look forward to seeing drop as soon as I open my eyes in the morning,” Cuomo said. “It has been flattening, but flattening at a terrible high level.”

In total, the coronavirus has killed 9,385 people in New York. The state’s growing death toll dwarfs the nearly 3,000 deaths at the World Trade Center on 9/11, “which was supposed to be the tragedy of my lifetime,” Cuomo said.

Daily hospitalizations were down again, Cuomo said, with 53 new COVID-19 admissions in the past day — “the lowest number since we started doing these charts,” Cuomo noted. The governor said officials were following the number of new hospitializations closely because the “great fear” was always “overwhelming the raw capacity of the hospital system.” About 18,700 people are hospitalized with the coronavirus in New York.

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