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New Yorkers continue to die of Covid-19 at a “terribly high rate,” with 758 more fatalities reported Sunday, but the trend shows that the epidemic is peaking and the state can begin to plan to reopen, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
Sunday marked the sixth straight day of fatalities over 700. The record was 799 on April 9. Total deaths in the state reached 9,385. Cases reached 188,694, a rise of 8,236, the state Department of Health reported, about a tenth of reported cases around the world.
“Can you ever get numb to these numbers?” Cuomo asked at a news conference in Albany. “Everyone is a face and a name and a family that is suffering.”