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WATCH: Cuomo says COVID-19 fatalities ‘still disgustingly high’ in NY

New York reported 330 new COVID-19 deaths, continuing a trend of daily fatalities decreasing slowly over the past three weeks.

“The decline has been slow at best and still disgustingly high,” Cuomo said Wednesday.

The virus has claimed just over 18,000 lives statewide since the outbreak began last month, according to state figures. The state total doesn’t include more than 5,300 New York City deaths that were attributed to the virus on death certificates but weren’t confirmed by a lab test.

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Cuomo said virus-related hospitalization rates continue to tick down. But the number of new hospital admissions is holding at around 950 people a day.

The coronavirus causes mild symptoms in many, but it can cause serious illness or death for some, particularly older adults and those with certain health conditions.

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