New York: peak of the dead and panic push up prices

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More people were killed by coronavirus in New York than killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The grim milestone was reached on Tuesday when the Big Apple saw its biggest jump in a day of death from the virus, bringing the death toll to 3,202.

“Each passing day brings more tragedy and one of the most difficult so far,” said Mayor Bill De Blasio.

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Here is what we learned from others today:

New York crisis:

Victims of the virus:

  • An elderly Mississippi couple died of the virus within minutes of each other while holding hands.
  • Pregnant woman with COVID-19 dies while working in a London hospital – doctors have managed to save her baby.

In Washington:

Global pandemic:

  • China is said to have ended its more than 10-week foreclosure from Wuhan, the city where COVID-19 is believed to have originated.
  • Here’s an update on how British Prime Minister Boris Johnson copes with coronavirus after spending Monday night in the intensive care unit.

Meanwhile…

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