Gov. Cuomo offered a grim update on the exploding coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, saying New York is in the grip of a frightening “spike” with 25,000 people now infected in the state and 210 dead.
Mixing soaring rhetoric and raw anger, Cuomo said New York City now has 14,904 coronavirus cases, with 6,000 new cases in the five boroughs in the past 24 hours alone.
“The rate of increase of infection is doubling every three days,” Cuomo said. “The curve is actually increasing.”
“It is spiking,” Cuomo said. “That is a bad combination of facts.”
The governor warned that the efforts to contain the virus are so far falling dramatically short.
“We were looking at a freight train. Now we are looking at a bullet train,” he said.
He harshly lashed out at the federal government for sending 400 ventilators, when the state needs 26,000 within days.
“Are you going to tell me which 26,000 people are going to die?” he asked.