NEW York Governor Cuomo confirmed the state death toll soared almost 30 percent in one day with NYC’s deaths nearing 1,000.
Statewide, the number of fatalities surged from 1,218 on Monday to 1,550 the following day – a jump of about 28 percent – with 932 deaths in New York City.
There were 43,139 cases in the Big Apple – the most cases in the entire state
During his daily briefing, the governor also revealed that confirmed cases in state had increased to 75,795 as of March 31, after 9,298 new cases emerged.
His brother, CNN journalist Chris Cuomo, also tested positive for the deadly virus, Cuomo told reporters.
He also said that FEMA was the reason for the increasing cost of critical ventilators, which all 50 states and the Federal government were buying from China.
Cuomo said New York state bought 17,000 of these respiratory machines which are vital for the surge in COVID-19 patients.
However, he said there was now a bidding war going on between New York, all the other states and FEMA.
‘STRUGGLING FOR EVERY BREATH’
Doc fighting for life after being coughed on by patient
Is it safe to travel to Florida? Latest advice explained
Dad ‘hid virus symptoms to get into maternity ward after wife gave birth’
Famed neurosurgeon who separated conjoined twins dies from coronavirus
LOCKDOWN OR LOCK UP
You may be JAILED or fined $5k for not social distancing in Washington
Missing autistic teen boy found dead 4 months after he vanished in snow storm