The daily death toll from the coronavirus in New York State leapt to a new high on Monday, Gov. Cuomo reported at his Tuesday daily press briefing.
Seven hundred thirty-one people died of COVID-19 Monday, Cuomo said. The leap follows two days of a lower, essentially flat death rate that had given hope the state was nearing or had reached a plateau in daily mortalities. On Sunday, 599 people had died, following 594 on Saturday and a previous high of 630 on Friday.