New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed coronavirus deaths that occurred around the Easter holiday across New York state.
ANDREW CUOMO: You're not seeing a great decline in the numbers, but you're seeing a flattening. And you're also seeing a recurrence of the terrible news, which is the number of lives lost which is 758. Somebody asked the question once.
Can you ever get numb to these-- seeing these numbers? Unfortunately, no. 758 people lost their lives in a 24-hour period. I speak to many families who are going through this, many people who lost loved ones.
Everyone is a face, and a name, and a family that is suffering on this weekend, which for many people in this state and in this nation is a high religious holiday, which is already distorted because we have churches closed. We have temples closed. So this is truly tragic news.
And I want every family to know that they're in our thoughts and prayers. And we're sorry that they had to go through this. And I want them to know that New Yorkers did everything humanly possible to be there for their loved ones, and try to save those lives. And we're proud of that.