Here are the statistics from his morning briefing:
Deaths in New York State: 5,489, up by 731 from Monday morning.
Confirmed cases: 138,836 statewide, up from 130,689 on Monday.
Currently hospitalized: 17,493 people statewide, up from 16,837.
In intensive care: 4,593, up by 89 from 4,504 on Monday.
The governor emphasized that the numbers were not an abstraction. “That’s 731 people who we lost,” he said. “Behind every one of those numbers is an individual, is a family, is a mother, is a father, is a sister, is a brother. So a lot of pain again today for many New Yorkers.”