New York State has 40 percent of US coronavirus cases

March 20, 2020 / By Robert Gearty | Fox News

New York state now accounts for 40 percent of coronavirus cases in the U.S, with New York City itself responsible for approximately 30 percent.

On Friday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City’s number of cases had climbed to about 4,000, and 26 people have died from the virus.

“We now constitute 30 percent of the coronavirus cases in the United States of America, 70 percent of the cases in the state of New York,” Mr. de Blasio told MSNBC. “We have to take really intense, radical action right away.”

As of Friday morning, the U.S. had 14,250 coronavirus cases and New York State had 5,711 of those cases, 40 percent of the total.

De Blasio again said New York City needs a “shelter in place” rule — though exactly what would and would not be allowed under it is not clear. New York City has already placed restrictions on public gatherings and closed bars and restaurants.


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