New York deaths exceed 9,000 because of Covid-19

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at the daily press conference. Photo: CNN.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at the daily press conference. Photo: CNN.

New York State recorded 758 deaths from Covid-19, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on April 12, local time.

The most heavily affected state of the corona virus has spent the sixth day in a row with more than 700 deaths due to Covid-19, Governor Cuomo said at the daily news conference.

A total of 9,385 people who died of coronavirus were recorded in New York state, 188,964 were positive, of which 8,236 were recorded in the past 24 hours.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed two decrees on April 12, requiring agencies to provide masks for essential employees to interact with customers, and provide additional licenses to those who can conduct tests. antibody.

“You can see the death tolls going sideways, at incredibly high levels, … continuing from these days … That’s the number I want to see decrease every morning when I wake up.” Mr. Cuomo said.

“Someone asked me if I could not feel emotion when I saw those numbers (continuously)? No, because 758 people died within 24 hours, ”he added. “Everyone has a face, a name, a family is struggling grief over the weekend.”

Mr. Cuomo said other indicators were positive, continuing last week. The number of new hospital admissions across the state has dropped to 53, and is “the lowest number since the beginning of statistics”.

The total number of people admitted to the state of New York was 18,707, of which 5,198 were in intensive care (ICU), including 4,449 people who had a breathing tube.

“In general, the figures did not decrease much, but they were flattened,” the New York governor said. He also warned of “a major power outage storm in New York”, which could hit April 12 (US time).

In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he would open testing centers in immigrant areas, which were severely injured by the virus.

Last week, New York City released preliminary data showing that the virus was killing blacks and Hispanics at twice the rate of whites, according to the New York Times.

“We cannot accept this inequality,” he said. He also mentioned the positive trend in this city, saying the number of new patients who need a breathing tube every day continues to decrease, to about 70 instead of 200-300 every day.

Mr. de Blasio also reiterated that the testing should be strengthened to combat the epidemic, and called on the federal government for more support. “We need tests to move on to the next stage, instead of the widespread virus, moving to a narrower infection.”

President Trump said on Tuesday that 418 doctors, nurses, and respiratory specialists who had previously been sent to US military hospitals aboard the USNS Comfort hospital ship and at the Javits convention center, will be transferred to Other hospitals around New York.

On the morning of 11/4, the total number of deaths from Covid-19 of the United States officially surpassed Italy, making the country the most deaths in the world.

Some experts warn that the actual number of deaths in the US may be even higher than official statistics. Meanwhile, Italy is recording signs that the national blockade measure is effective. The country may have passed the peak of the epidemic, preparing to restart social and economic activities.

Difficulties in verifying the cause of death, especially those without hospitalization, are thought to be able to make official statistics lower than the actual number of deaths. The lack of the Covid-19 test in the United States may contribute to missing cases in the coronary death statistics.

The corona virus has spread to 210 countries and territories around the world recording more than 1.8 million infections and more than 114,000 deaths. America and Europe continue to be the biggest hot spots.

According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, the world recorded 1,846,680 infections and 114,090 deaths from Covid-19 as of April 13, an increase of 78,825 and 5,809 cases compared to yesterday. 421,497 people have recovered.

The US is currently the largest epidemic area in the world with 554,226 cases of corona virus, an increase of 29,323 cases compared to yesterday, of which 21,994 people died.