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NYC coronavirus death toll surpasses 1,000

The New York City metro area has been hard-hit by the pandemic

Empire State building on March 31, 2020
Empire State building on March 31, 2020
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Updated: March 31, 2020 - 10:20pm

The Facts Inside Our Reporter’s Notebook

Coronavirus deaths in New York City have reached 1,096 as of Tuesday evening.

The area has been one of the hardest-hit by the pandemic within the United States.

The USNS Comfort hospital ship on Monday arrived in New York, where it was dispatched to provide treatment for non-coronavirus patients in order to relieve hospitals ashore that are dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak.