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COVID-19: New York records largest single-day death of 731

New York on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 announced the death of 731 more people from the novel coronavirus disease, representing the largest single-day increase in deaths since the crisis began.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York

Briefing newsmen, the state governor, Andrew Cuomo, gave the new death toll as 5,489, up by 731 from 4,758 on Monday morning.

The latest fatality figure appears to have dampened rising spirits following a drop in the numbers below 600 two days before.

According to the governor, statewide confirmed cases also rose by 8,147 from 130,689 on Monday morning to 138,836 on Tuesday.

The number of people hospitalised also increased from 16,837 on Monday to 17,493 as of Tuesday morning, representing a difference of 656.

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Cuomo said the number of patients on intensive care also rose, by 89 from 4,504 on Monday morning to 4,593 as of Tuesday morning.

New York accounts for not less than 40 per cent of the U.S. coronavirus deaths, which stood at 11,018 by Tuesday.

By Harrison Arubu 


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