New York City Continues Coronavirus Battle

Headline Roundup March 30th, 2020

New York and New York City have been an epicenter of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the United States; at least 1,200 people have died in the state as of Monday, as NYC Mayor Andrew Cuomo (D) and state officials continue to grapple with containing the outbreak.

Some right-rated outlets have criticized New York Democrats, particularly for releasing inmates during the COVID-19 outbreak. Some left-rated outlets blamed President Trump for purportedly playing favorites and responding late to New York's outbreak; others drew attention to the possibility that New York's situation may soon be replicated in other cities and regions throughout the U.S.

From the Left
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New York City saw 112 people die from coronavirus in just 25 hours as the number of cases grew to more than 36,000 on Monday morning.

There were 36,221 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the five boroughs by 10:30 a.m. Monday, a 12% increase from 32,308 at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Health Department data.

So far the virus has killed 790 people in the city, with the death toll climbing 16.5% from 678 fatalities on Sunday morning.

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From the Center
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The USNS Comfort, one of the Navy's hospital ships that has often been called on to deliver humanitarian aid, has arrived in New York City to help ease the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ship entered New York Harbor on Monday morning, passing the Statue of Liberty on its way to Pier 88 in Manhattan.

The ship will be used to treat patients who do not have the disease caused by the coronavirus but who urgently need other care. Those patients could otherwise face long delays as the city's...

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From the Right
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About 50 inmates — including eight registered sex offenders — have been released from an upstate New York jail as part of the efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus, according to a report.

The inmates were sprung Saturday from the Monroe County Jail as part of a statewide order by the Department of Corrections and Community Services, WIVB reported.

Nine of them are staying at a Holiday Inn Express in Greece, NY — including four of the sex offenders, three of whom have been convicted of raping minors...

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