The Empire State on Thursday recorded a total of 159,937 cases of COVID-19 – overtaking every country in the world.
But the number of newly hospitalized patients has dropped to its lowest level since the state’s closure last month, a sign that mitigation is working, officials said.
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Here is what we learned from others today:
New York crisis:
- New York City will begin to bury victims of the virus on Hart Island’s potter’s field.
- The news came when Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the Big Apple was at least a month away from the rest of the holding restrictions.
- Meet our hero of the day: a Brooklyn waitress feeding New Yorkers – even after losing his job in a restaurant amidst the restaurant’s locks.
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Remain in power:
- The handshake could become a thing of the past following the pandemic.
- Finnish researchers have released a spooky simulation showing how droplets from a single cough in a supermarket can hang in the air for “several minutes” and cross two aisles – possibly infecting nearby shoppers with the virus.