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Apr 16, 2020

Virus Is Twice as Deadly for Black and Latino People Than Whites in N.Y.C

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Another 779 people in New York State died of the virus, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reported on Wednesday, the second straight day that deaths spiked to new highs — even as the mayor acknowledged that the death toll may be higher than the reported figures.

Mr. de Blasio said on Wednesday that there are “100 to 200 people per day” in the city who die at home and are presumed to be virus victims but who are not tested and are left out of the virus death toll.

“This used to be a very, very rare thing in New York City,” the mayor said of people dying at home. “Obviously it’s jumped up, and the only thing that’s changed is Covid-19.”

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