English isn't his first language.. he's not talking in absolute terms.
Furthermore, it's not an isolated example. He also said:
It is over in China. It is over in South Korea.
Another untrue claim is:
There is no indication that hospitals could ever have become overloaded, irrespective of what we did.
Then he says that in New York, there was:
Nothing dramatic. Nothing out of the ordinary. That is what happens during the flu season.
Prisoners dig Hart Island mass graves
Forklift puts bodies of CoVid-19 patients into refrigerated trucks
There are just so many factually incorrect statements in the article that they can't possibly all be excused as mistakes due to language - the guy is just making false claim after false claim.
Also, what's with the ad hominem attack?