Eighty-eight people have died of the new coronavirus in New York City in the past 24 hours, according to the NYC Department of Health. The number of total deaths due to the virus is now 280. Forty-nine percent of deaths occurred in adults over 75, and 96 percent of those who died had “underlying illnesses.” This comes after New York morgues and beds in intensive care units are reportedly days away from reaching full capacity.

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