1st child in NYC dies from coronavirus

The first child to die from the coronavirus in New York City has been confirmed, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

News 12 Staff

Mar 30, 2020, 10:31 PM

Updated 1,516 days ago

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1st child in NYC dies from coronavirus
The first child to die from the coronavirus in New York City has been confirmed, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 
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“Please come help us in New York now,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said as the state’s death toll climbed by more than 250 in a single day to a total of more than 1,200 victims, most of them in the city. He said an additional 1 million health care workers are needed to tackle the crisis.
“We’ve lost over 1,000 New Yorkers,” Cuomo said. “To me, we’re beyond staggering already. We’ve reached staggering.”
Even before the governor’s appeal, close to 80,000 former nurses, doctors and other professionals in New York were stepping up to volunteer, and a Navy hospital ship, also sent to the city after 9/11, had arrived with 1,000 beds to relieve pressure on overwhelmed hospitals.
The U.S. reported more than 160,000 infections and over 3,000 deaths, with New York City the nation’s worst hot spot, and New Orleans, Detroit and other cities also seeing alarming clusters.
AP contributed to this report.


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