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The coronavirus death toll in America doubled in the span of just two days as new potential hotspots emerge in urban centers around the country.  The US currently leads the world in coronavirus infections with 123,778 reported as of Sunday morning. The death toll surpassed 2,100 on Saturday, doubling figures reported two days earlier.   New …

The city of New York is preparing for the arrival of USNS Comfort, the hospital ship scheduled to come into port Monday.  New York is ready to welcome a “much needed” hospital ship, Chris Singleton, spokesperson for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, told USA TODAY on Saturday. On Saturday, while speaking as a part of …

Three weeks after its first coronavirus infection was discovered, the New York City region reached an alarming milestone on Sunday: It now accounts for roughly 5 percent of the world’s confirmed cases, making it an epicenter of the global pandemic and increasing pressure on officials to take more drastic measures. Moving to stem the crisis …

A jump in testing finds a spike in new cases. A few days ago, New York State was testing only a few hundred people a day for coronavirus. On Wednesday night, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, the state processed the tests of 7,584 people. Testing has increased as dozen of private laboratories in the state …

He said his executive order would limit restaurants, bars and cafes to takeout and delivery. Nightclubs, movie theaters, small theater houses and concert venues must all close. “This is not a decision I make lightly,” he said. “These places are part of the heart and soul of our city. They are part of what it …

CLOSE Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at the opening of a New Rochelle drive-thru coroanvirus testing facility; March 13, 2020. Video courtesy of NYS Governor’s office. New York State Team ALBANY – At least two New York state residents have died after being infected with the novel coronavirus, marking the state’s first deaths related to the virus at the …

Cibo Express Gourmet Markets will launch Amazon.com Inc.’s “Just Walk Out” cashier-less technology at its stores in Newark Liberty Airport on March 16, but experts say other retailers will take a pass on adding it to their stores. Cibo Express Gourmet Markets is part of OTG, a privately held travel hospitality group. The company will …

The decision by the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that blocked the Justice Department from withholding a key law enforcement grant the department said was available only to cities that complied with specific immigration enforcement measures. The federal appeals court ruling comes amid an ongoing feud between the Trump …

On Tuesday, a member of the New York Times editorial board who is known for her anti-Trump views blamed President Trump, not any official of New York City or New York state, for a water main break in East Harlem. Mara Gay of the Times was triggered by a tweet reporting, “DAY 2 NO RUNNING …

What to Know There are currently no coronavirus cases in New York City, according to city health officials. As of Wednesday, the six city residents that were under observation for possible coronavirus all tested negative for the disease. One New York City non-resident also tested negative, according to the city’s health department. There are no …