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EMS Unions: State's Death Plateau From Virus May Be a Mirage

Posted 4/10/20

Emergency Medical Service union leaders are claiming that the "flattening" of the coronavirus curve Governor Cuomo has said may be occurring based on declining deaths April 4 and 5 may be illusory because it is based on hospital statistics that don't reflect a sharp increasing in the number of patients dying at home. 

Mr. Cuomo pointed to a drop from 630 COVID-19 deaths statewide April 3 to 594 the following day, and then a small uptick to 599 that Sunday as evidence that "you are seeing a plateauing" in which the death toll had peaked and was beginning to move downward.  

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