The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, reported this Sunday that the North American state, the national epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, has already reached 122,031 infections and exceeded 4,000 deaths; half of the national cases and almost half of the deaths in the whole country.
A total of 4,519 people have died from the disease, 594 more died in the last 24 hours, while the number of cases has increased by 8,327.
Despite the daily decrease from Saturday’s figures (630), Cuomo has warned that it is still too early to establish a trend, although he has warned of the appearance of a new focus on Long Island that seems to have moved from the city of NY.
Cuomo has confirmed that state hospitals are already collapsed. “This crisis has put tremendous pressure on the medical system. We are asking hospitals to do more than ever, bearing in mind that they were already working beyond their means before this,” the governor lamented.
The head of the country’s Public Health Service Commissioner and general surgeon, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, had warned a few hours ago that the country was heading for “the hardest and saddest moments” since the beginning of the epidemic.
Adams, in an interview with Fox News, has spared no comparisons and has assured that the next few weeks could witness a tragedy equivalent to “the bombing of Pearl Harbor” or the “attacks of September 11, 2001”.
“But I want the Americans to understand that, as difficult as it is going to be next week, there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” Adams said.