Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that 540 people in New York died Friday from coronavirus, he said moments ago during a news conference.
The state also recorded 2,000 new admissions to a hospital or new Covid-19 diagnoses yesterday, he said.
"And if you notice, 2,000 we're not at the peak, but this is where we were just about in late March, when it started to go up. So we're not at the plateau anymore, but we're still not in a good position. And the worse news is still tragic news, number of deaths, 540. It's not as high as it was. It's still 540 people died yesterday. 540 people. 540 families. 504 in hospitals, 36 in nursing homes. Nursing homes are the single biggest fear in all of this. Vulnerable people in one place, it is the feeding frenzy for this virus," Cuomo said.
ICU admissions and intubation numbers down in New York, Cuomo added.