Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it was another day of mixed news about the coronavirus.
Another new daily high for deaths was reached, while the overall rate of new infections and hospitalizations is flattening.
The governor announced that 779 New Yorkers died from COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest daily death toll yet, bringing the total to 6,268.
“The bad news isn’t just bad,” Cuomo said. “The bad news is actually terrible.”
One of those who likely died of the virus is former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, who passed away Wednesday morning.