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State of New York surpasses China for number of confirmed COVID-19 cases
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State of New York surpasses China for number of confirmed COVID-19 cases

As of 5:30 am this morning, the State of New York now has 84,046 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus according to Johns Hopkins University. This number means that the State has now confirmed more cases that the entire country of China, who is reporting 82,394 cases. Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on New Yorkers to continue to follow social distancing measures, predicting that the peak in the number of coronavirus cases will come at the end of April.


Stoney Point - Apr. 2, 2020:
As of 5:30 am this morning, the State of New York now has 84,046 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus according to Johns Hopkins University. This number means that the State has now confirmed more cases that the entire country of China, who is reporting 82,394 cases.

Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on New Yorkers to continue to follow social distancing measures, predicting that the peak in the number of coronavirus cases will come at the end of April. Cuomo also said that many young people in the state have not been doing enough to follow social distancing guidelines set out by the government.

Currently, the State of New York has confirmed 2,220 deaths. The population of the state is about 19.4 million people. With 84,046 confirmed cases, New York has 4,337 cases per one million people. By comparison, China has a population of 1.4 billion and with 82,394 cases the country has 57 cases per one million people. By comparison, Spain has a ratio of 2,227 per million, Switzerland is 2,055 per million, Italy is 1,829 per million and Canada has a ratio of 245 per million.

The United States now has more confirmed cases than Italy and Spain combined and has a ratio of 791 cases per one million people. The State of Michigan is also quickly become a hot spot and will soon surpass the entire county of Canada in terms of confirmed cases.

It is expected that the global number of confirmed cases will hit the 1,000,000 number mark later today.


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