WASHINGTON

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo raised the alarm Tuesday about the spread of the new coronavirus when he said the rate of new infections is “spiking” in the state.

“The apex is higher than we thought, and the apex is sooner than we thought. That is a bad combination of facts,” Cuomo said during a televised news conference, warning the height of new infections could be reached in two to three weeks.

“We must dramatically increase the hospital capacity to meet that highest apex, and we have to do it very quickly,” he added.

The number of hospital beds

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