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News Closeup: Understanding the coronavirus

Posted at 8:29 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 20:29:27-04

NEW YORK — There are new developments in the Coronavirus pandemic.

As of this broadcast, there are more than 220,000 confirmed cases globally. More than 10,000 people have died. Here in our area, the numbers continue to rise dramatically as testing expands.

There are more than 4,000 cases in New York State alone and there appears to be no end in sight. A new mandate requires 100% of non-essential workforces to stay home.

COVID-19 is impacting every aspect of our daily lives from our physical and mental well being to our financial stability. We hear the latest medical information from health expert Dr. Deena Adimoolam.

We also check in with PIX11 News reporter Cristian Benavides who gives us insight on how people are handling this crisis across the city.