Statewide coronavirus death toll tops 25,000

Statewide coronavirus death toll tops 25,000
WWNY- COVID-19 Updates (Source: WWNY)

ALBANY, N.Y. (WWNY) - The number of deaths in New York state due to the coronavirus topped 25,000 on Tuesday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo released data Wednesday morning that shows nine people died from COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 25,003.

There were 831 new cases for a total of 404,006.

Of the 63,598 people tested, 1.3 percent were positive. The north country’s rate was .3 percent. The highest rate – 2.1 percent – was in the Capital Region.

Ninety-four people were admitted to hospitals. That makes 831 total hospitalizations in 31 counties.

There are 165 people in intensive care. Ninety-four of them are on ventilators.

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