CORONAVIRUS IN NY STATE: 9,298 new cases, statewide total 75,795; hospitalizations spiked to highest ever Monday

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March 31, 2020 - 11:48 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York state's coronavirus death toll has reached 1,550, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday at a briefing. 

He also announced that there are 75,795 cases with 9,298 new cases. 

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On Monday, hospitalizations spiked to highest ever as 9,517 people were hospitalized with 2,353 patients in the ICU.

Cuomo said the state has two missions: "One is on the front lines in our hospitals. The second is the battle to get all New Yorkers to stay home. Stay home. Stop the Spread. Do it."

"Everyone wants to know when this will be over. The truth is: We don't know. No one knows, Cuomo said. "We are still climbing up the mountain and we're not sure yet when we are going to get to the other side."

Cuomo warned residents that everyone is subject to the coronavirus before announcing that his brother, CNN anchor, Chris Cuomo also tested positive for coronavirus and will be self-isolating in his basement.

"He is gonna be fine. He's young, in good shape, strong -- not as strong as he thinks -- but he will be fine," Cuomo said.