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Pedestrians board a train Thursday, April 2, 2020, in the Corona section of the Queens borough of New York. Data released by city health officials show that residents in the immigrant-rich Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona sections of Queens have tested positive for the coronavirus at higher rates than in wealthy, mostly white parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Virus hits NYC hardest in a few working-class neighborhoods

Apr. 2, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has hit especially hard in a few poorer New York City neighborhoods where telecommuting isn’t an option for many workers and there are more likely to be many people living under one roof. Residents of the immigrant-rich Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona...

The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort passes lower Manhattan on its way to docking in New York, Monday, March 30, 2020. The ship has 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms that could be up and running within 24 hours of its arrival on Monday morning. It's expected to bolster a besieged health care system by treating non-coronavirus patients while hospitals treat people with COVID-19. AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Central Park houses hospital ward as NY races to add beds

Apr. 2, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There is a coronavirus ward in tents in Central Park. A makeshift hospital has been set up in a Manhattan convention center. Over the next few weeks, spaces including pro tennis courts, college dorms and a cruise ship terminal are supposed to start housing patients as New York state races...

FILE- In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo rapper Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, performs during the Philipp Plein women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. A New York judge has ordered the rapper immediately freed from a Manhattan federal jail because his asthma puts him in danger of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Judge lets rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine go home, citing COVID-19

Apr. 2, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was ordered immediately freed from a Manhattan federal lockup four months early Thursday by a judge who cited his asthma and the greater danger he would face behind bars during the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer made the ruling a day...

This video frame grab provided by Office of the Governor, shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, as he speaks with his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo in his home basement, during the governor's news conference in Albany, NY, Thursday, April 2, 2020.  The prime-time host is one of the most visible media figures to test positive for the coronavirus,  (Office of the Governor via AP)

NYC residents should cover face when in public, mayor says

Apr. 2, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As coronavirus cases soared, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio asked New Yorkers on Thursday to wear a face covering when they go outside to prevent the spread of the virus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that the state’s supply of breathing machines could be exhausted in six days....

In this photo provided by Karen Kaiser, Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy poses for a picture at his retirement party at the Federal Courthouse in New York on Sept. 19, 2016. Duffy, a longtime judge who presided over three major New York terrorism trials in the 1990s, died Wednesday, April 1, 2020, of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. He was 87. (Courtesy of Karen Kaiser via AP)

Judge who presided over terrorism trials dies of coronavirus

Apr. 2, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Thomas Duffy, a longtime judge who presided over three major New York terrorism trials in the 1990s, has died of the coronavirus. He was 87. Duffy died Wednesday in Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he lived, according to Edward Friedland, the district executive at...

The Empire State building is lit in red and white lights to honor emergency medical workers Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York state's virus deaths jump to more than 1,900

Apr. 1, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths soared. New York City playgrounds were targeted for shutdown to help slow an outbreak projected to grow worse for another month. Overtaxed hospitals began transferring patients north of the city. And residents near one struggling hospital have become all too used to...

CORRECTS BYLINE TO BEBETO MATTHEWS, NOT SETH WENIG - The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort passes under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on its way to docking in New York, Monday, March 30, 2020. The ship has 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms that could be up and running within 24 hours of its arrival on Monday morning. It's expected to bolster a besieged health care system by treating non-coronavirus patients while hospitals treat people with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

'Staggering': New York virus death toll rises above 1,200

Mar. 30, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds arrived Monday in New York City as the number of deaths in the state from the coronavirus outbreak climbed quickly. The disease continued to claim the lives of health care workers. Mayor Bill de Blasio said President Donald Trump’s suggestion that...

This combination of photos released by Kody Christiansen shows him before, at left, and after coloring his hair in New York. As the spread of the coronavirus sends more people into isolation around the world, trips to beloved salons and barber shops for morale-boosting services  are a thing of the past.  (Kody Christiansen via AP)

Gray hair, don't care: Cuts and color lead to home travails

Mar. 30, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sister love playing out in a living-room hair trim. A botched home dye job with a silver lining. Stylists shipping out kits of personalized color with promises to talk their regulars through the process via FaceTime. As the spread of the coronavirus sends more people into isolation, trips...

A paramedic transports a patient into the Trauma Center at the Elmhurst Hospital Center, Sunday, March 29, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

New York state surpasses 1,000 coronavirus deaths

Mar. 29, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak climbed Sunday above 1,000, less than a month after the first known infection in the state. Most of those deaths have come in just the past few days. New York City reported in the evening that its toll had risen to 776. The total...

President Donald Trump salutes as the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort pulls away from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, March 28, 2020. The ship is departing for New York to assist hospitals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is at right. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump: No quarantine, but travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ

Mar. 28, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a “strong Travel Advisory” be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak. Vice President Mike Pence...