NYC deaths from virus top those from 9/11

More than 3,000 in the city have died from the coronavirus, exceeding the number killed at the World Trade Center in the 2001 terrorist bombings.

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April 7, 2020 - 10:50 AM

U.S. Army personnel wearing masks cross 34th St. on Monday, in New York City. The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. is approaching 10,000.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus officially eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care with the virus, 

At least 3,202 people have died in New York from COVID-19, according to the count released by the city. The deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil killed 2,753 people in the city and 2,977 overall, when hijacked planes slammed into the twin towers, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001.

New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths Tuesday, its biggest one-day jump yet, for a statewide toll of nearly 5,500, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. But in an encouraging sign, he reported that the average number of people newly hospitalized each day dropped over the past three days.

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