New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo announced that 385 people died as of Thursday morning. On Wednesday alone, 100 lives were lost.
New York had 37,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday morning, an increase of nearly 6,500 cases from the previous day.
Public health officials in the state believe the peak of the virus has not yet been reached. Cuomo has previously said the state will need roughly 110,000 hospital beds, but now says the state could need as many as 140,000.
Cuomo has made desperate calls to produce more medical equipment like ventilators urgently.
There were also signs of trouble in other parts of the country.
Louisiana experienced its fastest growth to date, while cases in New Orleans spiked to 827 in Wednesday.
The New York Times reports cases of the virus have been found in all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and three U.S. territories. California has reported more than 3,000 cases, and 67 deaths; Washington State has more than 2,500 cases and 130 deaths, including 37 connected to a single nursing home.