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The daily death toll from the coronavirus in New York State leapt to a new high on Monday, Gov. Cuomo reported at his Tuesday daily press briefing.

Seven hundred thirty-one people died of COVID-19 Monday, Cuomo said. The leap follows two days of a lower, essentially flat death rate that had given hope the state was nearing or had reached a plateau in daily mortalities. On Sunday, 599 people had died, following 594 on Saturday and a previous high of 630 on Friday.

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The number of New York State residents dying from the coronavirus has been essentially flat for two days, Gov. Cuomo said Monday, possibly indicating that the death rate here has reached a plateau.

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After multiple “Zoom-bombing” incidents occurred within the three weeks schools have switched to online learning, the Department of Education has decided to sack the video-teleconferencing platform.

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Gregg Bishop, commissioner of the city’s Department of Small Business Services, took questions from small business owners in Southeast Queens regarding what the city, state and federal governments can and soon may be able to do as they try to…

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The death toll among Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers rose drastically to a total of eight by Tuesday morning, less than a week after the agency announced its first casualty.On Monday afternoon, the MTA announced the deaths of Sc…

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What does NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst need the most?“What the hospital needs most is space and that’s what we’re trying to develop,” said Joseph Masci, chairman of the Department of Global Health at the hospital, noting that makeshift hos…

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The next election for Queens borough president may turn out to be twice as nice.Gov. Cuomo on Monday declared that the April 28 special election to fill the post for the rest of this year will instead be held June 23, along with the Democrati…

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In an effort to ease constituent concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) hosted a town hall over the phone March 30 that allowed worried individuals to directly ask medical professionals and government represe…

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The presidential primary in New York State has been delayed from April 28 until June 23 under an executive order Gov. Cuomo announced Saturday.