New York tops 1 million coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic.
According to the data released on Saturday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) office, the Empire State reported 15,074 new cases on Friday, bringing the state’s total to 1,005,785 infections, .
It was also reported that, 128 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing this total to 30,337 deaths from the disease.
The official number of cases in the state may be undercounted since many were infected when testing was largely unavailable in the spring, The Associated Press notes.
Texas, California and Florida are the only other states to hit the grim milestone.
California, which was second to reach the milestone after Texas, has now recorded over 2.34 million cumulative infections, the most of any state.
Texas has reported 1.56 million cases and Florida has logged 1.35 million infections.
Cuomo didn’t directly address the milestone in a statement on Saturday, but urged New Yorkers to still stay vigilant, noting that coronavirus vaccinations have begun.