New York state records a record 731 deaths from covid-19 in 24 hours

The state of New York recorded its highest number of deaths by coronavirus in the last 24 hours, 731, although the number of hospitalizations it seems to be stabilizing, announced on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the governor Andrew Cuomo.

The covid-19 has already left 5,489 dead in New York State, which accounts for half of all deceased by the virus in United StatesCuomo reported at a press conference.

After two days in which the numbers of deaths in 24 hours they fell to 599 and 594, New York had its greater number of deaths, 731.

But the hospitalizations have been declining in the last three days due to strong measures of lockdown adopted by the state, he said.

“We are projecting that we are reaching a plateau in the number of hospitalizations”Said the governor. Estimates show that curve “It’s starting to go down.”

“The income daily to intensive care They are going down, and that’s good news. The amount of intubations it’s going down, and that’s good news, “he added.

The governor called the residents from New York not to leave their homes unless it is strictly necessary. “What we do affects the number of cases, our conduct it affects the number of cases, ”he recalled.

The Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, also assured that the amount of respirators required by patients with coronavirus “has improved in recent days.”

“The good news is that this gives us more weather“To get more respirators, the mayor said at a press conference.

The hospitals from New York are working their maximum capacity due to covid-19, and city has installed temporary medical facilities in Central Park and at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

It is also preparing to open another one in the coming days in the giant cathedral St. John the Divine in the northwest of Manhattan, which can receive at least 200 patients of the covid-19, as well as in the stadium that welcomes each year the US Open de tenis en Flushing Meadows, Queens.

The central nave of the cathedral, the largest building Gothic of the world, it was already emptied and boxes with equipment they accumulated alongside her, an AFP journalist confirmed on Tuesday. Part of hospital will be installed in the crypt.

Across the United States, more than 368,500 cases of coronavirus and 11 018 deaths, according to the latest count from Johns Hopkins University.

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