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New York coronavirus cases top 20,000 for daily record as shutdowns spread

New York state is experiencing a dramatic spike in Covid-19 cases, driving a fresh wave of school closings, work-from-home migrations and business disruptions.The 21,027 new cases reported Friday surpassed the previous record of 19,942 set in January. Of the roughly 263,500 people tested, 7.98 per cent were positive for the virus.The surge shifted health officials’ focus to hospitalisations and deaths, key gauges of the pandemic that are not – as yet – rising commensurately.Patients…

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