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New York City Records First Coronavirus Death

New York City has today  just reported its first death attributed to coronavirus. The deceased an 82 years old woman died in Brooklyn on Friday night, according to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

She was not identified as she had emphysema, an underlying medical condition, which the governor had said contributed to her death, likening it to fatalities from seasonal influenza. She was one of the first to test positive for the coronavirus in the city, and had been hospitalized on March 3, officials said. She passed away on Friday night at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Mayor Bill de Blasio replied soberly to the breaking news during a live interview on MSNBC Saturday morning. He said:
“We’ve been very worried about her. It’s tragic We are going to lose some people.”
He also took the opportunity to condemn what he has reasoned to be an insufficient reaction from President Trump over the outbreak.  The city and state representatives has for some weeks now been pleading with the Trump administration to hasten access to testing for the coronavirus, he said. 

The Mayor while speaking to reporters on Saturday afternoon, offered condolences to the family of the deceased.

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