The death toll in New York from the coronavirus has jumped to 2,935, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced.
The death toll, which is up from 2,373 a day earlier, represented the highest single-day rise since the coronavirus crisis struck the state.
The state’s death toll has nearly doubled in the last three days.
New York City is the center of the outbreak in the United States. Nearly 50,000 people have tested positive, and 1,500 have died in the city, more than 1,000 of them in the past week alone.
There are 102,863 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York. Cuomo said that hospitals have effectively turned into ICU hospitals for COVID-19 patients.
Governor said that he would sign an executive order giving the state the power to seize and redistribute ventilators, masks and other medical equipment from hospitals and private sector companies that did not immediately need it.
“I’m not going to let people die because we didn’t redistribute ventilators,” the governor said.
The city’s emergency medical system is overwhelmed.