New York City reported that its toll had risen to 776. With at least 250 additional deaths recorded outside the city as of Monday, the state's total fatalities was at least 1,026, World News reported.
It took Spain 18 days to go from its first death to its 1,000th, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Italy took 21 days. New York State took 16 days.
New Yorkers are hearing a constant wail of sirens as weary ambulance crews respond to a record volume of 911 calls.
The city's ambulances are responding to about 6,000 calls a day - more than 50% more than average. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro stated on Sunday that the last five days have been the busiest stretch in the history of the city's EMS operation.
Coronavirus is overwhelming some of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods, according to new data released by the city.
On Saturday, after saying he was weighing the idea of a mandatory quarantine for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, President Donald Trump tweeted that instead he’d issue advisory urging people in those states to avoid any nonessential travel for two weeks.
On Sunday, Trump stated that his country would be doing “a very good job” if it can hold the number of coronavirus deaths at or below 100,000. He added that nationwide coronavirus guidelines will be extended for another month, citing model data suggesting that the US should brace for the death rate to peak in two weeks.
Trump’s Covid-19 advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has also issued a dire prediction: “Millions of cases”, and “100,000 to 200,000” deaths in the US. More than 2,200 people have already died of the deadly disease in the US.
As New York nears 60,000 Covid-19 cases, the top infectious diseases expert in the US noted on Sunday, “We have a serious problem in New York, we have a serious problem in New Orleans, and we’re going to be developing serious problems in other areas."
New York City, Fauci noted, accounts for 56 percent of the country’s new infections, whose Mayor Bill de Blasio warned on Sunday that the city would need hundreds more ventilators in a few days and more masks, gowns and other supplies.
De Blasio said Sunday that New Yorkers who violate orders from police to disperse public gatherings will be fined up to $500 amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Governors and health experts alike warned Sunday that restrictions to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic must stay in place as the deadly disease continues to spread.
So far, more than 25,00 virus deaths have been recorded in the US with over 145,000 confirmed cases.