Cuomo says New York has passed through a “hellish journey” as state reports lowest new coronavirus deaths since March
- New York is reporting some of its lowest new coronavirus death and case numbers.
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the toll takes New York “right back to where we started this hellish journey” in a briefing Sunday.
- Some reopening is set to continue on May 15.
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New York reported 207 new deaths due to the novel coronavirus on Sunday, the lowest since early March, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo at his daily press briefing.
The state also reached its lowest new daily case count — 521 — since about March 20, Cuomo said, adding that, “521 takes us right back to where we started this hellish journey.”
“It has been a painful period of time between March 20 and May 9,” he said.
The governor ordered non-essential workers to stay home on March 20, when there were roughly 7,000 total cases. Less than two days later, the case count reached 10,000, climbing to more than 340,792 in a matter of weeks, according to data compiled by The New York Times.
More than 25,000 New Yorkers have died, which is about 30% of total deaths in the US. The number …continued .
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