Coronavirus deadliest in New York's black and Latino areas

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People on the beach at Coney Island New York City

As state beaches begin to open for Memorial Day weekend, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that all city beaches will remain closed and threatened to put up fences to keep people off the sand.

"(He) infected I think over a dozen people", Cuomo said.

When de Blasio shared the order with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the governor reportedly derided the order and said that the term "shelter in place" sounded "like it was a response to a nuclear apocalypse" and would scare people.

Sipping cocktails on a rooftop bar, seeing a concert in Madison Square Garden or being absorbed in the crowds of Times Square: activities symbolic of New York's status as a bustling, exciting metropolis seem unimaginable in the foreseeable future. Then he said they would be open but people could not swim at them because there won't be any lifeguards.

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People on a boardwalk at Brooklyn’s Coney Island in New York City

Shalonda Williams-Hampton, 32, has her blood taken by Northwell Health medical workers for the antibody tests that detect whether a person has developed immunity to the coronavirus disease at the First Baptist Cathedral of Westbury in Westbury, New York, US, May 13, 2020.

His remarks came despite the continuously decreasing number of coronavirus cases and deaths.

New York City, the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States, has 191,073 coronavirus cases and 15,983 confirmed Covid-19 deaths, which are deaths following positive Covid-19 laboratory tests.

State data showed that the number of new cases statewide has fluctuated between 2,100 and 2,500 per day. Numbers this week have been hovering around the 160-mark.

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"Both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of Covid-19 have been documented in New York State and are expected to continue", Cuomo said in the order as reported by the Times Union.

"No matter what, the City of NY believes they deserve, their families deserve, line of duty benefits for any death that was connected to COVID-19", he said.

Cuomo is committed to the criteria, even as other states reopen without meeting them.

By borough, black and African-American residents have seen the highest rates of death in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, while Latino residents have seen the highest rates of death in Brooklyn and Queens, according to city data. "No one has to be reminded, we are the epicenter of this crisis".

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The city had actually been launching an everyday upgrade of situations of COVID-19, the health problem triggered by the infection, by POSTAL CODE, yet just provided a break down of fatalities for each and every of the city's 5 districts.

"Continuing the lockdown is the right decision". The city's embattled health commissioner is staying on the job.

This map provides a representation of coronavirus death rates in New York City by zip code. "That's what we do", said Glass.

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