There are roughly 758 people in New York who have died in a 24-hour period across the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this morning.
This is “terrible” news, Cuomo said.
A total of 9,385 people have died from Covid-19 across the state, the governor added.
Cuomo said there continues to be a flattening in the number of lives lost “at a terribly high rate.”
“That’s the one number that look forward to seeing drop as soon as I open my eyes in the morning,” he said.
He said “in the context of 9/11 which was supposed to be the tragedy of my life time,” 2,753 lives were lost then, and the state is now at 9,385 lives lost due to the virus.
He referenced this “distorted” holiday time with the closure of temples and churches and in the context of the holy season, this continues to be “truly tragic news.”
The governor noted that these aren’t just numbers, but people, and every family who has experienced loss is in “our thoughts and prayers.”
“New Yorkers did everything humanly possible to be there for their loved ones and try to save those lives," Cuomo said.