At least 799 people across New York died of coronavirus yesterday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, noting that was the highest single-day death rate so far.
"We lost more lives yesterday than we have to date," he said.
Previously, Tuesday recorded the highest death rate, with 779 deaths.
So far, at least 7,067 people have died in New York during the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo compared that to 9/11, when 2,753 people at the World Trade Center died.