At least 3,202 people have died in New York from COVID-19, according to the official count released by the city.
The death toll in New York City l from the coronavirus has officially topped the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials have said.
New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths, its biggest one-day jump yet, for a statewide toll of nearly 5,500, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“Behind every one of those numbers is an individual. There’s a family, there’s a mother, there’s a father, there’s a sister, there’s a brother. So a lot of pain again today for many New Yorkers,” he added.
The deadliest terror attack on US soil killed 2,753 people in the city and 2,977 overall, when hijacked planes slammed into the twin towers, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001.
The death toll from coronavirus pandemic across the US has reached about 11,000, with around 370,000 confirmed infections.