Coronavirus live updates: New York cases soar to over 25,000, White House set to acquire thousands of test kits
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- Global cases: More than 387,382
- Global deaths: At least 16,767
- US cases: At least 46,450
- US deaths: At least 593
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
11:27 am: ‘Troubling and astronomical’ coronavirus cases increase urgency for hospital beds, New York Gov. Cuomo says
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a “troubling and astronomical” number of coronavirus cases have increased the urgency across the state for more hospital beds as the pace of new infections rises at a rapid clip. Cases soared across the state to 25,665, Cuomo said.
“We’re not slowing it and it is accelerating on its own,” Cuomo said at a press conference Tuesday. He said the state is now projecting it will need more hospital …continued .
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