Two of America’s largest states saw the fewest deaths from COVID-19 this week since March.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters May 26 that the state recorded just 73 deaths linked to the disease over the previous 24 hours.
“In this absurd new reality, that is good news. Any other time and place when we lose 73 New Yorkers, it’s tragic,” Cuomo said. “It’s tragic now, but relative to where we’ve been, we’re on the other side of the curve, and that is the lowest number that we’ve had.”
The daily deaths with COVID-19 peaked in New York, the hardest-hit state in the nation, at 799 on April 8.
The first death in New York linked to the disease, which is caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, was recorded on March 14. The deaths quickly rose to 100 overnight on March 25.
Texas, meanwhile, saw the fewest fatalities from COVID-19 since the end of March, Gov. Gregg Abbott said May 25.
The state recorded just eight deaths on March 25 of people who tested positive for the CCP virus.
Texas also saw its first official deaths with COVID-19 in mid-March. It recorded no more than seven deaths in one day that month.
The state recorded its highest number, 58, on May 14.
Other states have also seen the number of new deaths per day drop to levels not seen since March.
Michigan officials recorded five deaths in a single day, they said on May 24. It was the lowest total since March 22. The state reported 12 new deaths linked to COVID-19 on May 25.
Jack Phillips contributed to this report.