New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday there are now more than 83,700 positive coronavirus cases in his state and 1,941 coronavirus-related deaths.
The positive cases increased by about 10% compared to numbers Mr. Cuomo had presented on Tuesday. There were 391 more deaths than the 1,550 he reported Wednesday, about a 25% increase.
There were 12,226 hospitalizations, about a 12% increase from Tuesday, and there have been 6,142 patients discharged, a 23% increase compared to Tuesday.
New York is easily the hardest-hit state amid the outbreak, accounting for close to half of all coronavirus cases and coronavirus-related deaths in the country.
Mr. Cuomo said they are now closing down New York City playgrounds, saying there are still compliance issues with social distancing rules.
Mr. Cuomo cited multiple projections for state needs amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Under a scenario with minimal public compliance with “social distancing” guidelines, the state would need roughly 110,000 hospital beds and 37,000 ventilators.
Under a “high compliance” scenario, the state would need 75,000 beds for COVID-19 patients and 25,000 ventilators.
“High compliance on social distancing will reduce the number,” he said.
Both models had put the apex of the problem at the end of April.