New York coronavirus cases ‘dropping for first time,’ still accounts for about 40% of coronavirus cases in the U.S.
The number of infections and deaths in New York, the epicenter of coronavirus outbreak the United States, is dropping for the first time, officials say. However, New York still accounts for about 40% of coronavirus cases in the U.S.
But Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a news conference call on Sunday that it is too early to know the data’s significance. So far in the U.S., at 333,173 reported cases of coronavirus a least 9,536 people died, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
In the meantime, federal health authorities say the worst is yet to come. The US Surgeon General also warned that this will be “the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives.” “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment,” Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on Sunday.