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De Blasio touts ‘excellent’ day as coronavirus cases decline

Mayor Bill de Blasio called it an “excellent day” Monday for the city’s latest coronavirus indicators as the Big Apple recorded that hospitalizations, those in intensive care units and those testing positive for the bug are all down. “This is the kind of day we’ve been waiting for and it’s …

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New York City coronavirus cases reach nearly 170,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the five boroughs neared 170,000 on Sunday — hours after Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city must remain on high alert for a possible “boomerang.” A total of 168,845 New Yorkers have now been diagnosed with the bug, according to statistics …

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Nurse helping on coronavirus front line fends off attempted rape

A creep tried to rape an out-of-town nurse who was visiting New York City to help out on the coronavirus front lines, police and sources said Sunday. The depraved man followed the 32-year-old Upstate New York woman into a Hamilton Heights apartment building on 149th Street and Broadway, Friday at …

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NY will team up with states to stock up for another coronavirus wave

New York will partner with six other Northeast states to buy critical coronavirus supplies, and Empire State officials will mandate hospitals statewide to stockpile at least 90 days’ worth of protective gear in preparation for a possible second wave of the contagion, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. “We’re going to …

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NYC nursing home’s staggering coronavirus deaths don’t match state reports

The state is seeking to account for as many as 98 residents of the Isabella Geriatric Center in Washington Heights who have reportedly died of COVID-19,  officials said Saturday. The state lists only 13 deaths at the facility. “We are working to verify all the information reported to us” at …

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Cuomo’s coronavirus nursing home policies a ‘disaster’: Ex-Gov. Pataki

Former Gov. George Pataki slammed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home policies during the coronavirus pandemic as a “disaster” that may have unnecessarily caused the deaths of “thousands” of vulnerable elderly residents. In a rare swipe at his successor Friday night, Pataki called for an independent probe “so this never happens …

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New York records another 299 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Another 299 people across New York died from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours — an “obnoxiously” high number, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday. Fatalities jumped 10 deaths from the day before, and include 276 who died in hospitals and 23 in nursing homes, for a statewide total of …

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New York conducting coronavirus tests at grocery stores

Gov. Cuomo has quietly begun recruiting grocery stores in a bid to widen the state’s coronavirus testing program, The Post has learned. Tests for the deadly bug — a key tool for pinpointing infection hotspots as officials look to ease lockdowns — are now being administered at an undisclosed number …

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NYC should pass all students amid coronavirus, advocates demand

All high school seniors should graduate, all middle school students should receive full credit, elementary schoolers should get no grades and everyone should be promoted, demand 37 education advocates led by City Councilman Mark Treyger. “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the ugliest inequities in our society into the glaring light …

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Coronavirus patients admitted to Queens nursing home — with body bags

The first coronavirus patients admitted to a Queens nursing home under a controversial state mandate arrived along with some grim accessories — a supply of body bags, The Post has learned. An executive at the facility — which was previously free of the deadly disease — said the bags were …

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