New York City Reports Zero Deaths From COVID-19 For First Time Since Pandemic

New York City reported zero new deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday for the first time since early March, a milestone that occurs when the virus increases in other parts of the country.

Preliminary health data from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene showed that no one died from the coronavirus in New York City on Saturday, the first time zero new deaths were reported since March 13, according to multiple reports.

Authorities also did not record confirmed deaths the day before, but they did report two probable deaths, according to NBC4.

New York City has reported a total of 215,924 cases and 18,670 confirmed deaths, according to city data updated on Sunday afternoon. The city peaked in terms of daily deaths confirmed by the virus on April 7, with 597 deaths.

As New York and other parts of the Northeast move to contain the outbreak, the virus has increased in other parts of the U.S., primarily in the South and West.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) warned on Friday that spikes in other parts of the country could cause the virus to spike again in New York.

“You are going to see our numbers and the northeast numbers are probably starting to increase because the virus you see now in the south and west (California has real problems) is going to come back here,” Cuomo said. he said in a radio interview. “He’s going to come back here. It’s like being on a merry-go-round. It’s totally predictable. And we’re going to go through a surge. I can feel it coming. And it’s so unnecessary and so cruel.” “