A minor in New York City, who had contracted the coronavirus, has died, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
The child’s age was not disclosed but officials said the victim did have an underlying health condition.
Cuomo said, “If there was ever a moment for unity, this is the moment. This virus doesn’t discriminate. It attacks everyone, and it attacks everywhere. This virus has been ahead of us from Day 1. I’m tired of playing catch-up with this virus. You never win when you’re playing catch-up. If you are not prepared for the apex, for the high point, you are missing the point of the operation. It is a fundamental blunder to only prepare for today.”
At least 1,218 people have died from COVID-19 in New York State.