WASHINGTON

As New York state grapples with the novel coronavirus outbreak, 1,941 people have died and 83,712 have tested positive for the virus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. 

New York is the U.S. state worst-hit by the pandemic. New Jersey and California, the states with the second and third-most infections, trail far behind with nearly 18,700 and 8,600 cases respectively.

Currently, New York state has more than 2,225 patients being treated at local hospitals, including more than 3,000 in intensive care units. But in a positive development 6,142 patients have been treated and discharged from hospitals, according to the governor.

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