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State Death Toll Tops 4,000, Cuomo Sees Signs Apex Has Been Reached

Gov. Cuomo at Today’s Press Briefing

April 5, 2020 By Christian Murray

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that the number of coronavirus deaths across the state had surpassed 4,000—just hours after New York City said more than 2,000 people had succumbed to COVID-19 in the five boroughs.

Cuomo said 4,159 people had died from the virus in the Empire State, up from 3,565 on Saturday. The death toll across the state rose by 594, down from the 630 who perished as a result of the virus the day before. He said that the slight dip was a positive sign, although noted that it is just one data point.

The governor said the number of hospitalizations has also been on the decline—1,095 were hospitalized Friday compared to 574 Saturday.

Cuomo said that the number of coronavirus cases in New York state had surpassed 122,000, up 8,327 from 113,704 cases on Saturday. He said the state may have reached the apex of cases, but that he is awaiting data from coming days to know for sure.

“We could be either very near the apex, or the apex could be a plateau, and we could be on that plateau right now,” he said. “We won’t know until we see the next few days.”

New York City released data this morning, which revealed that 2,256 people have succumbed to the virus since its outbreak. The city said 686 were Queens residents—the hardest hit borough—followed by 611 in Brooklyn.

“I want this all to be over,” Cuomo said, adding that it had only been 30 days since the virus hit the state. “It feels like an entire lifetime.”

Coronavirus Data, April 5 at 9:45 a.m. (NYC DOH)


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JM Maspeth

There is also the not-so-minor issue of increasingly documented cases of people continuing to shed the virus for weeks, even after recovery from the illness. There is going to have to be extensive testing before everyone goes back to work, or we’ll be back to square one in a month.

My neighbor

Keeps bringing guests, the lady that showed up today cough all over the hallway and doorknobs in a 16 units Sunnyside building…

Don’t blame only politicians, stupid majorities are also in fault.

El loco

The politicians have been wrong about this pandemic since the beginning. Why should we believe any of them?

Gardens Watcher

This headline is deceiving. Cuomo said the models were giving conflicting data, which is nowhere near saying the apex has been reached.

No one knows for sure if infection and recovery definitely confers immunity, and if it does, for how long.


Don’t be fool to think “yey. We hit Apex now it will go down”. No such a thing. When it hits Apex, and you flatten there, it will stay there unless something else is done.


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