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COVID-19 Has Killed More Than 250 Queens Residents

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo at today’s press conference

March 30, 2020 By Allie Griffin

The novel coronavirus has killed 256 Queens residents since the pandemic began and more than 1,218 residents across New York state, according to the latest data.

Statewide, more than 250 New Yorkers died overnight and the number of COVID-19 cases grew to 66,497, Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a press briefing today.

“That’s a lot of loss, that’s a lot of pain, that’s a lot of tears, that’s a lot of grief that people all across the state are feeling,” Cuomo said.

The virus took the lives of three Queens residents overnight — compared to the nearly 50 residents who died in one night from Friday to Saturday due to COVID-19 complications.

In total, 256 Queens residents have died of coronavirus and 11,868 residents have contracted the disease, as of 10:30 a.m. this morning, according to City Department of Health data.

The World’s Borough continues to be the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Across the five boroughs, there are now 36,221 cases and 790 deaths.

Cuomo continues to take steps to stop the spread. He announced Sunday that the he is extending his order that mandates nonessential workers to say home another two weeks through April 15.

President Donald Trump also said yesterday that he is extending the national social distancing guidelines through April 30 — backtracking his earlier remarks that people would be going back to work by Easter.

The goal of the measures is to slow the spread of the virus, so that it doesn’t overwhelm the healthcare system — but New York City hospitals are already facing unprecedented challenges.

The City’s 911 system has been overwhelmed by callers with coronavirus symptoms. Typically, the number receives about 4,000 calls a day, but last Thursday, the line got more than 7,000 — a number not seen since the 9/11 attacks.

The record for amount of calls in one day was broken three times in the last week, according to the New York Times.

The virus is also putting a strain on the NYPD, who have been tasked with enforce social distancing measures on New York City streets and parks.

Nearly 5,000 officers — or about 14 percent of the NYPD force — were out sick Sunday and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the number of officers with confirmed cases of COVID-19 could likely jump to 900 Monday, according to the New York Post.

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Someone should build a wall or something

Right, those immigrants. Why has Trump completely failed to build the wall?
A republican senate, a government shutdown, begging the taxpayers, all a complete failure. Now you’re blaming him for the health crisis?

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Queen Lady

There is so much blame to go around. I would start with the countries where the illegals come from. They don’t care about their own people. It’s just easier for them to leave and let the U.S. take care of them.As far as being exploited, if they are willing to do the work I don’t consider it exploitation. Slaves were exploited, they had no choice.

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Lets re-write it

“Chinesse dictartoship politics and Trump’s illiterate speech and acts kill more than 250 Queens residents”

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Gardens Watcher

Choo, I agree that masks are important. Asian countries have had more experience with past diseases like SARS and MERS, so those cultures are used to wearing masks to prevent the spread of the disease. Most Americans are not used to wearing masks, and it’s uncommon other than in large cities with Asian populations like NYC, SF and LA.

China has excluded asymptomatic victims of the Covid-19 virus from their official counts. That doesn’t make sense. China has not banned the wet markets that have caused the transfer of disease from animals to humans. That is beyond stupid.

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ABoondy

the rich have already left manhattan which is probably why there are so few cases. their out of town villas provide more safety. but dont worry, once deblasio releases killers from prison, at least they can break in and stay there.

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E Edwards

What you are witnessing is one side effect of unbridled immigration. Today on CNBC an anchor posited “why is Iceland capable of testing the majority of its population in a few days ?” The answer has to do with a homogeneous culture…one with shared CIVIC values. What has occured here in the U.S. over the past three decades is to import poverty …all with their own cultural identity and norms. The emphasis was not on assimilation but the opposite…..diversity for diversity’s sake.
Monday, I came off the BQE exit ramp on Broadway…..lo and behold the usual congregation of day laborers was in full swing in the childrens park across on 69st. My bet is Elmhurst General is full of illegal aliens…..the tax payers will foot this bill….and yes I do blame the people that exploit them…but we are on our way and may be already there to 3rd world status.

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Why has Trump completely failed to deliver his central campaign promise?

Yeah, it’s a shame Trump couldn’t secure our nation’s border. Remember when he pretended Mexico would make a “one-time payment” for it! You actually believed him!

Why is he so weak on border security?

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Sean

I spend time looking out my window to get some sunshine. I seen some people spitting on sidewalks. Most of them I have never seen here before.

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Choo

This corona virus has no symptoms in the early stages and is highly contagious. In the early stages of the virus infection, you cannot know whether you are healthy or not. Masks for everyone is common sense in Asian countries. In China, an example of a “highly contagious” situation is someone who has been infected with the virus from another person by talking for 45 seconds without a mask.

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Gardens Watcher

The numbers from Manhattan are deceptively low. Many elderly snowbirds are still in Florida and many others have decamped to second homes.

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Maggie Chrys

My heart goes out to all the healthcare workers who are putting their lives on the line to take care of the patients especially those infected with the virus, God bless you all and may he continue to watch over you all and keep you safe so that you can return to your own families. Praying for you all.

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