efe-epaNew York

The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in New York state surged 14 percent in the last 24 hours to 75,795 and the death toll climbed to 1,550, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, warning that the peak of the pandemic is weeks away.

"If our apex is 14 to 21 days ... then (you) have to come down the other side of the mountain once you hit the apex," he said during his daily Covid-19 news briefing.