The United States, the country most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, surpassed 70,000 deaths on Tuesday with nearly 2 million cases after another 1,600 deaths in day care centers that were not reported in New York State hit the country most.
According to new data from the Ministry of Health, 4,813 people had died in day care centers by May 3, excluding residents whose death was pronounced in hospitals.
There are currently 25,028 deaths and more than 326,000 infections registered in the state, the local newspaper The New York Times reports. However, the number of newly infected people has stabilized, so Governor Andrew Cuomo has indicated that some areas may reopen from May 15.
Department spokesman Gary Holmes said the number of deaths in nursing homes continues to be reviewed. “This crisis and our response to it continue to develop,” he said.