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NYC Schools Closed For Remainder Of Academic Year

NBC New York reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio said he will keep all public schools closed for the rest of the school year due to coronavirus (COVID-19). “Keeping this policy of social distancing is the best way forward to protect all of us,” said de Blasio at a press conference on Saturday. “Everything we are doing is to protect our …

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Cuomo: New High In Daily Deaths But Curve Flattening

CBS News reports: New York recorded its highest single-day death toll due to the coronavirus for a third straight day: Governor Andrew Cuomo said that 799 people died due to COVID-19 on Wednesday. Cuomo said more than 7,000 people in the state have now lost their lives because of the virus. He called it a silent explosion rippling through society …

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TONIGHT: Global #LightItBlue For Essential Workers

The New York Post reports: Some of New York City’s most iconic landmarks — including One World Trade Center and Madison Square Garden — will glow blue on Thursday as part of a nationwide effort to thank workers on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. The Intrepid Museum, The Vessel at Hudson Yards. and nearly 150 other venues across …

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NY Deaths Hit New Daily High, Hospitalizations Drop

Bloomberg News reports: New York suffered another day of record fatalities from the coronavirus outbreak and may be poised to endure many more, as a wave of patients who hit the hospital system two weeks ago begin to succumb to its effects. Governor Andrew Cuomo reported 779 additional deaths in his daily briefing on Wednesday, the second consecutive day of …

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Broadway To Remain Dark At Least Through June 7th

Deadline Hollywood reports: Broadway will remain closed through June 7, a two-month extension of the current coronavirus shutdown that would seem to retroactively end the 2019-2020 Broadway season with the March 12 shutdown. The extension announcement was made today by the Broadway League, the trade group representing theater owners and producers, which had been in discussions with theatrical unions this …

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MTA: 41 Deaths, 6000 Out Sick, Many Trains Canceled

The New York Times reports: At least 41 transit workers have died, and more than 6,000 more have fallen sick or self-quarantined. Crew shortages have caused over 800 subway delays and forced 40 percent of train trips to be canceled in a single day. The average wait for some trains, usually four minutes, has ballooned to 40 minutes. Since the …

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Drone Video Shows Mass Grave On NYC’s Hart Island

The New York Post reports: Disturbing new drone video shows a crew of city inmates in protective gear burying coffins in a mass grave on Hart Island — where the city says it may bury the mounting dead from the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly released footage, shot Thursday, shows more than a half-dozen white-clad prisoners lower wooden coffins into the …

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NY Sees 731 New Virus Deaths, Worst Single-Day Total

The Associated Press reports: New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths Tuesday, marking the biggest one-day jump in the outbreak. The state’s death toll since the beginning of the outbreak is now 5,489, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The grim tally followed two days in which new deaths dropped below 600. More people have now died from the coronavirus …

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NYPD: 2200 Virus Cases, 12 Deaths, 20% Of Force Sick

CNN reports: The New York City Police Department has lost its 12th member to a suspected case of coronavirus. NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer Ramon Roman died on Sunday from coronavirus-related complications, according to a daily coronavirus report from the NYPD. On Monday, 6,974 uniformed members of the NYPD were out sick, accounting for 19.3% of the Department’s uniformed workforce, according …

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Home Deaths From COVID Not Included In NYC’s Total

WNYC reports: If you die at home from the coronavirus, there’s a good chance you won’t be included in the official death toll, because of a discrepancy in New York City’s reporting process. The problem means the city’s official death count is likely far lower than the real toll taken by the virus, according to public health officials. It also …

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Naval Hospital Ship To Begin Accepting COVID Patients

The Washington Post reports: New York and New Jersey will finally receive a small amount of comfort for its crowded hospitals. On Monday night, hours after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) thanked President Trump on Twitter for allowing covid-19 patients to be treated aboard USNS Comfort, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) also announced the navy ship’s new …

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Cuomo And De Blasio Deny Plan For Burials In Parks

Syracuse.com reports: A spokeswoman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is denying reports that New York City may begin temporarily burying coronavirus victims in city parks. The New York Post reports NYC Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan) said Monday that the city could start “temporary interment” in parks due to morgues and hospitals struggling to keep up with deaths …

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NYC To “Temporarily” Bury COVID Victims In City Parks

The New York Post reports: Officials will begin burying the city’s mounting coronavirus dead in local parks — as morgues and hospitals struggle to house the corpses, Councilman Mark Levine said Monday. “Soon we’ll start ‘temporary interment’,” Levine (D-Manhattan) wrote in a series of tweets. “This likely will be done by using a NYC park for burials (yes you read …

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United Cuts Flights Into Newark And LaGuardia By 90%

NewJersey.com reports: United Airlines has made a temporary, but significant, change to the number of flights out of Newark and LaGuardia airports as a way to limit the number of employees needed at the two locations during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Starting Sunday, United will go from having 139 daily flights out of Newark to 15 and will cut the …

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Feds Say Bronx Zookeeper Transmitted COVID To Tiger

The Associated Press reports: A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday. The 4-year-old Malayan tiger, and six other tigers and lions that have also fallen ill, are …

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New York Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 9/11

Yet another grim milestone: On Friday, New York state reached a miserable milestone. Over the course of nearly five weeks, the coronavirus has killed more New Yorkers than the terrorists who flew airplanes into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. And the death toll is only expected to grow — by leaps and bounds. The terrorists killed about …

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New York Cases Top 100,000, 40% Of Cases Nationwide

The New York Daily News reports: The horrific toll the coronavirus pandemic is taking on the Empire State continued to climb Friday as the number of cases soared past 100,000 and officials reported the disease has claimed nearly 3,000 New Yorkers. State officials reported that 2,935 people have died from the virus so far as of 12 a.m. Friday — …

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Naval Hospital Ships Refuse COVID Patients, Sit Empty

The New York Times reports: Such were the expectations for the Navy hospital ship U.S.N.S. Comfort that when it chugged into New York Harbor this week, throngs of people, momentarily forgetting the strictures of social distancing, crammed together along Manhattan’s west side to catch a glimpse. On Thursday, though, the huge white vessel, which officials had promised would bring succor …

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NYC’s MTA Asks Bus Riders To Cover Nose And Mouth

The New York Post reports: The MTA and its largest union want bus riders to shield their mouths and noses to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which has ravaged the agency’s workforce and led to severe service reductions and dangerous crowding. Bus riders should “cover their noses and mouths with bandanas or scarfs… if they do not have masks,” …

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NYC: 45 Mobile Morgues, Crematories Extend Hours

Reuters reports: New York City crematories are extending their hours, burning bodies into the night. The state has started a running tally of all cremations and burials. City officials are surveying upstate cemeteries for temporary interment sites. Funeral homes and cemetery directors described a surge in demand unseen in decades from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus that …

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