New York reports record 731 coronavirus deaths in one day

A medical worker takes a break outside of Mount Sinai Hospital amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 01, 2020 in New York City. (AFP)

New York state has recorded its highest number of COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday, adding though that hospitalizations appeared to be “plateauing.”

Cuomo said 731 people succumbed to the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing the state’s total death toll to 5,489. The previous single-day record was 630, set on Friday.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02