New York state is grappling with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the country with more than 151,000 confirmed cases across the state and 81,800 in New York City alone — almost as many as China, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
“We’re in a battle, right, but this is about a war,” Cuomo said at a press conference in Albany on Thursday. “This virus is very, very good at what it does. We lost more lives yesterday than we have to date.”
New York has lost more lives and is suffering greater economic damage than from the 9/11 attacks, Cuomo said.
At least 6,268 people across the state and 4,571 in New York City alone have died from the coronavirus, according to Hopkins. The state’s deaths have been steadily rising all week: 731 fatalities on Monday, 779 on Tuesday and 799 on Wednesday,…