WASHINGTON

The U.S. state of New York has seen over 10,000 coronavirus-related deaths, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

Speaking at his daily news conference, Cuomo said 10,056 people have died. But he voiced cautious optimism, saying “I think you can say the worst is over.”

“The curve continues to flatten,” he said. “It appears that we have a plateau.”

The increase in the number of hospitalizations has slowed down with new daily admissions “only going up a little bit,” as Cuomo cautioned “nobody knows how long” it will take for the state to begin to see a decrease.

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