At least 777 people across New York died from coronavirus yesterday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. That's down from 799 the day before.
In total, 7,844 people have died from coronavirus in the state, the governor said.
While the state continues to lose a "tremendous number of lives," Cuomo said he's "cautiously optimistic" that the infection rate is slowing.
Cuomo said the change in ICU admissions is "a negative number" today — the first time since the coronavirus pandemic started.
"That means there are fewer people in the intensive care units statewide than there were," he explained.