Deaths from COVID-19 are seeing a troubling uptick in several states — including New York — even as overall nationwide fatalities appear to be declining, according to new data.
Between March 21 and March 28, the nation recorded 6,987 deaths, down 10.3 percent from the week prior, Reuters reported.
New York, which is seeing one of the highest spikes in infections nationwide behind Michigan, has seen fatalities climb in that period.
Between March 21 and March 28, the Empire State saw a total of 596 deaths, a 27.1 percent increase from the week prior, numbers from Reuters show.
During that week, New Jersey saw a 20.7 percent decrease in deaths with 215 total fatalities.
But between March 25 and April 1, the seven-day average number of deaths spiked in the Garden State, according to data from COVID Act Now, a nonprofit organization that analyzes pandemic data.
On Thursday, the seven day average number of deaths in New Jersey was