The number of people who have died from the coronavirus in the U.S. state of New York rose to 2,373 from 1,941, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.
Cuomo told a daily news conference the state has 92,381 confirmed cases and 7,434 people have been discharged from hospitals.
He said 21,000 out-of-state health care workers have volunteered to help fight the pandemic in New York.
"I thank them, I thank their patriotism. New Yorkers will return the favor,” he said. “This is going to affect every place in this country.”
New York is the U.S. state worst-hit by the pandemic, followed by New Jersey and California, the states with the second and third-most infections, trailing far behind with nearly 22,500 and 10,000 cases respectively.
Worldwide, more than 965,000 people have been infected with the virus, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University in Maryland state.
More than 203,000 have recovered while but more than 49,200 have died, according to the university's data.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.