March 25, 2020 | From CNN
New York, the hardest-hit state in the US, now has 21,689 coronavirus cases and 157 deaths.
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New York City alone has 13,119 cases. At least 2,213 of those patients are hospitalized and 525 are in the intensive care unit.
Earlier today, health expert Dr. Deborah Birx said at a news briefing with President Donald Trump that the greater New York City area has an “attack rate close to one in a thousand” — five times higher than what other areas are experiencing. . .
“(New Yorkers are) the group that needs to absolutely social distance and self isolate at this time. Clearly the virus had been circling there for a number of weeks to have this level of penetrance into the community,” she said.
(Excerpt from CNN.)