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Stories and information in our region on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Government Deploys 1,000 Health Care Workers To New York

Ted S. Warren

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

The federal government has started to deploy about 1,000 doctors, nurses, respiratory technicians and therapists to New York to help overwhelmed hospital systems. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York is either at the apex or almost there — or it could be a plateau. The number of deaths dropped in the state for the first time Sunday. Still, nearly 4,160 people have died statewide. 

New York has more than 122,000 confirmed cases statewide — with nearly 27,000 cases on Long Island. Westchester County has over 13,700 cases. New York City has hit 67,550 cases. 

Connecticut has over 5,675 confirmed cases — with over 3,000 cases in Fairfield County. At least 190 people have died statewide.

The president of submarine builder Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut, has tested positive for the coronavirus. 56-year-old Kevin Graney is said to be at home with mild symptoms.

Read the latest on WSHU’s coronavirus coverage here.


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A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.
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