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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio described the rate of new coronavirus infections in the city as "staggering" and an "explosion" during a Thursday press briefing.
As of Thursday morning, there were 3,615 cases of coronavirus infections in New York City and 22 people had died from COVID-19, the illness it causes.
This is up from 814 infections and seven deaths on Tuesday, when de Blasio announced that New York City residents should prepare for a "shelter in place"...
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