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NYC coronavirus cases reach over 150,000 as state death toll nears 17,000

More than 400 Big Apple residents succumbed to confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus Saturday into Sunday, raising the combined death toll to nearly 17,000, City Hall statistics show.

A total of 16,673 New Yorkers have now been lost as of 2 p.m. Sunday, a jump of 403 from the last update at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

That unthinkable tally includes 11,460 confirmed coronavirus fatalities, and 5,213 “probable” cases in which the deceased exhibited telltale signs of the disease, but weren’t officially tested, according to the city Department of Health.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier Sunday announced a confirmed statewide death toll of 16,966.

Unlike the five boroughs, Albany does not yet include “probable” deaths in its public accounting.

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the city rose to 153,204 on Sunday — up 2,628 from Saturday.

Source: NYPost

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