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Coronavirus live updates: More people have now died in the US in pandemic than on 9/11; NYC cases may be slowing

Added 03-31-20 01:04:03pm EST - “The coronavirus death toll? surged past 3,100? on Tuesday, eclipsing the total from the 9/11 terror attacks. Here are the latest updates in the crisis.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Coronavirus live updates: More people have now died in the US in pandemic than on 9/11; NYC cases may be slowing”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The coronavirus death toll surged past 3,100 on Tuesday, eclipsing the total from the 9/11 terror attacks as New York City traded "Ground Zero" for "epicenter."

More than 900 people have died in Manhattan alone, and the city was opening temporary hospitals in a convention center, a Navy ship and Central Park. Refrigeration trucks were serving as temporary morgues.

Still, the nation's top health expert found some reason for hope, saying social distancing was working and that the rate of increase of New York City cases might be starting to slow down.

More than 500 deaths were reported nationwide Monday, the highest daily total since the the first American died six weeks ago.

Cities and states tightened stay-at-home restrictions. Thousands of retailers across the nation, large and small, closed their doors. And many furloughed employees. Guns shops in Los Angeles won a reprieve, however, when authorities retracted an order to close them. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he’s heeding a federal Department of Homeland Security advisory issued that listed gun and ammunition dealers as “essential critical infrastructure workers.”

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