CORONAVIRUS IN NYC: Deaths now exceed 1,000, cases near 42K; 'next week we expect a huge number of cases'

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March 31, 2020 - 7:45 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The number of coronavirus cases in New York City has jumped to 41,771, the city announced late Tuesday, from 40,900 earlier in the day.

The death toll climbed by 164 fatalities to 1,096 from 932, from just the morning announcement of citywide statistics to the end-of-day announcement of figures.

BREAKDOWN BY BOROUGH

Queens: 13,869

Brooklyn: 11,160

Bronx: 7,814

Manhattan: 6,539

Staten Island: 2,354

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Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a briefing Tuesday, "Next week we expect a huge number of cases ... None of us knows for sure, is the worst week going to be in 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks, 5 weeks, we don't know when it's going to peak. We know April is going to be tough and I'm trying to gird people for the possibility that it will continue into May."

De Blasio also said FEMA is sending 250 ambulances to help the city, 135 already are already in the city. He also said 500 more EMTs coming from across country, 270 are already in the city. 2.000 more nurses being added to city hospitals. "That's going to mean lives will be saved," he said. 

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