The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York state has increased to 102,863, and the death toll rose from 2,373 to 2,935, Governor Andrew Cuomo said during a press conference.
He added that the jump in deaths marked the "highest single increase in the number of deaths since we started."
He stressed that the state was in a great need of resources, including beds and ventilators.
"New York is in crisis, help New York," Cuomo said.
As of 3 April, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the US stood at more than 245,000, with over 6,000 deaths, Johns Hopkins University says.