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N.Y.C. Death Toll Hits 365 as Case Count Tops 23,000

New York City’s death toll reaches 365.

Health officials reported late Thursday that New York City had added 3,101 new confirmed coronavirus cases since the same time on Wednesday, bringing the total to 23,112. By comparison, more than 4,400 new cases were added from Tuesday to Wednesday.

The total number of virus-related deaths climbed to 365 on Thursday, up from 280 the day before.

Of the latest death total, the Bronx accounted for 80 deaths (22 per cent); Brooklyn, 81 (22 percent); Manhattan, 55 (15 percent); Queens, 123 (34 percent); and Staten Island, 26 (7 percent). An overwhelming majority of the dead had underlying illnesses, officials said.

The number of patients hospitalized in the state rose 40 percent.
From Wednesday morning to Thursday morning, 100 people died of  New York City News the coronavirus in New York State, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said at a news briefing on Thursday where the message was notably less hopeful than it had been the previous day.

Mr. Cuomo said the number of patients hospitalized in New York had shot up 40 percent in a day, the sharpest increase in days.

One factor in the rising death toll, he said, was that older and weaker patients were staying on ventilators 20 days or longer before succumbing to respiratory failure.

“The longer you are on a ventilator, the more probability of a bad outcome,” he said.

The governor emphasized that the numbers on any single day did not necessarily capture the damage being caused by the virus.

“When you talk to the projection models, what they’ll say is you get a fluctuation,” he said, noting that the data was being reported by hospitals. “They don’t know if it’s a Press Release Distribution Services In New York City deviation in what the hospitals happen to report that day.”

For that reason, he said, “Don’t look at any one day. Don’t look at any period less than three or four days in sequence.”

Still, the briefing on Thursday was a significant swing from Wednesday’s version, when Mr. Cuomo led with optimistic projections about a slowing growth rate of hospitalization in the state.

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