An additional 799 patients died from the coronavirus in New York in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 7,067, according to the state’s governor Thursday.

“You’re dealing with 799 lives. It’s so shocking, breathtaking. I don’t even have words for it,” Andrew Cuomo said during a daily news conference.

It was the highest single-day record of deaths in the state from COVID-19, surpassing Tuesday’s figure of 779 deaths.

Cuomo drew parallels to the 1918 Spanish Flu that he said came in three waves and “we are on the first wave.”

“Everybody is assuming once we get

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