By DAVE GOLDINER NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |MAR 26, 2020 | 12:28 PM

Gov. Cuomo gave a somber update on the coronavirus pandemic Thursday as 100 died in the state in the past 24 hours alone and the infection rate keeps soaring above 21,000 in NYC.

Vowing to keep giving New Yorkers straight talk, the New York governor said the city and state are still heading into the worst days or weeks of the crisis.

“That’s what comes first: the rate of increase in the number of cases,” he said in a now-daily update. “That’s what we are looking for.”

Exactly 100 people died in New York state since the previous day’s update, a grim milestone in the state that is considered the epicenter of the pandemic. More than 3,700 have tested positive in New York City in the last 24 hours, raising the total in the city over 21,000.

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