NYC Reports No New Coronavirus Deaths in 24 Hours

People walk in Times Square as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

For the first time since March 13th, New York City has not had any new coronavirus related deaths in a 24 hour period. City Hall spokeswoman Avery Cohen said, “In the face of extraordinary challenges, New Yorkers have gone above and beyond to keep each other safe throughout the crisis.” At the peak of the pandemic in NYC, there were over 500 fatalities a day. New York City has reported 21,752 virus-linked deaths and over 205,000 confirmed cases. “With hope on the horizon, we will continue to do everything we can to reopen safely without losing sight of the progress we’ve made,” said Cohen.

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