WASHINGTON 

The death toll of the novel coronavirus in New York state is reaching a staggering 3,000 fatalities, according to a tally released Friday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 

In all, 2,973 people have died, up 562 from the previous day, which is the highest single-day increase in the number of virus-related deaths to date, according to Cuomo.

The state has 102,863 confirmed infections, including 14,810 people who have been hospitalized with 3,731 individuals being treated in intensive care. But 8,886 patients have recovered and been discharged from the hospital, an increase of 1,452 from Thursday.

Over half of the cases

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