While the number of people who have died from the coronavirus in New York continues to climb, the numbers also bring with it a moment of hope.
"We're not sure if it is a blip...We could be at the apex, we could be at the plateau, but we do not know yet," Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D, said with caution on Sunday.
There were 594 new deaths in just the last 24 hours, which is a very slight drop from 630 deaths from the previous 24 hours.
The total number of people who have died from COVID-19 is now 4,159 statewide.
However, the daily number of deaths was not the only statistic that saw a slight drop. The number of people who have been hospitalized and daily ICU admissions have also gone down slightly, but Cuomo says that it is still "too early to tell" if the state is reaching its apex.
Cuomo again urged for the entire hospital system to work together. He says the biggest challenge facing the state is not hospital bed space, but rather ventilators.
Just a few days ago, the governor announced he would be transferring 20 percent of excess ventilators from upstate hospitals to areas of greater need downstate. No ventilators have been moved yet, but there was backlash from some upstate Republican leaders that voiced their concern over this move.
Cuomo on Sunday addressed this criticism saying, “We will come to a point where that wave will run throughout the state. We will have to do that for Albany, Syracuse, and Buffalo, and the Hudson Valley.
"As long as I'm governor of this state, we won't lose a life, if we can prevent it. And we're not going to lose a life because we didn't share resources among ourselves.”