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Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Saturday, May 9, 2020

Virus Outbreak New York
Posted at 8:35 AM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 14:16:16-04

NEW YORK — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New York. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.

11:30 a.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch the news conference below.

  • New York reports 226 new coronavirus fatalities, bringing the death toll to 21,310.
  • Another child has died of a mysterious illness similar to Kawasaki disease that is believed to be linked to coronavirus, Gov. Cuomo said. So far, three children have died and over 70 additional children are sick. Read more.
  • Twenty of the 21 zip codes with the most new COVID-19 hospitalizations have a greater than average population of black and Latino residents, Cuomo said.
  • In the Bronx and Brooklyn, the governor noted, the virus is affecting communities of color and low-income neighborhoods at a higher rate. "The cruel irony is that the poorest people pay the highest price," Cuomo added.
  • In response, the state is stepping up access to testing in low-income communities and communities of color. Northwell Health is setting up 24 new testing sites at churches in predominantly low-income and minority communities, Cuomo announced.

Latest official numbers:
As of Friday, there were 330,407 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York, with the virus death toll rising to 21,044. Additionally, two children have died and at least another 70 more have been stricken with a mysterious COVID-related illness that seems similar to the rare Kawasaki disease. Read more.

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The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here