New York state records slight dip in COVID-19 related deaths

New York state recorded a slight dip in coronavirus-related deaths over the weekend.

News 12 Staff

Apr 6, 2020, 11:48 AM

Updated 1,514 days ago

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New York state recorded a slight dip in coronavirus-related deaths over the weekend.
President Donald Trump spoke about the slight dip in numbers in a news conference on Sunday.
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"In New York, the first time where the deaths were less from the previous day. That's the first drop so far. So maybe that's a good sign. Could be. And the hospital levels are starting to perhaps decrease. It's been very short, but perhaps decrease," says President Trump.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported 594 new coronavirus deaths on Sunday, down from 630 the day before.
The governor said ICU admissions and intubations were also decreasing slightly while the discharge rate from hospitals was rising.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said this week is expected to be extremely challenging with 200 to 300 patients expected to be intubated daily.
So far, more than 2,000 ventilators have been delivered and at least 1,000 more are needed through Sunday.
The mayor says the city has enough PPE, personnel and ventilators to get through Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.
Meanwhile, the federal government is sending help to the city, deploying approximately 1,000 personnel, including doctors, nurses, respiratory technicians and therapists to help with New York's overwhelmed hospital systems. The first 325 arrived in the city Monday. 
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