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New York City hospitals are running out of room in their morgues, but the flow of coronavirus bodies is just starting to ramp up

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The global fatality rate of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus has doubled over the past 2 months .
New York City is now an epicenter of COVID-19 , the disease caused by the virus, with more than 17,000 confirmed cases of at least 450,000 worldwide.
A licensed funeral director and embalmer, who works for a company that removes bodies, said hospital morgues are seemingly full of COVID-19 bodies while the city - the backup option for hospitals - seeks additional temporary storage.
Politico reported Wednesday that, according to an unnamed Department of Homeland...
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New York Restaurants You Could Never Get Into Are Now Offering Takeout/Delivery

New York Restaurants You Could Never Get Into Are Now Offering Takeout/Delivery

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With most of New York's restaurant dining rooms forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic, several of the hardest to get into have now moved into takeout and delivery.
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The Four Seasons on Billionaires' Row, the most expensive street in the NYC, is set to house doctors and nurses for free during the coronavirus pandemic

The Four Seasons on Billionaires' Row, the most expensive street in the NYC, is set to house doctors and nurses for free during the coronavirus pandemic

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The Four Seasons hotel on New York's swanky Billionaires Row will house medical workers for free during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a press release from New York governor Andrew Cuomo.
The governor's office said it will be the first of several hotels to house healthcare workers.
The hotel is located on New York's most expensive street, which is dominated by luxury skyscrapers and empty penthouses owned by billionaires.
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Major crime rates in New York City and Los Angeles are dropping as more people stay indoors during the coronavirus outbreak

Major crime rates in New York City and Los Angeles are dropping as more people stay indoors during the coronavirus outbreak

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New York City and California's crime rates have generally decreased during the coronavirus pandemic, according to recent reports.
The number of serious felonies and arrests has reportedly gone down as city streets empty out and more people coop up inside.
However, killings in Chicago increased by 43% compared to the previous year, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
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New York City and Los Angeles, the nation's most populated cities, are seeing a reduction in crime as streets become increasingly empty during the...
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New York just opened a mental health hotline staffed by 6,000 volunteers to help with the 'emotional trauma' of the coronavirus

New York just opened a mental health hotline staffed by 6,000 volunteers to help with the 'emotional trauma' of the coronavirus

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New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of a new free mental health hotline on Wednesday.
The hotline is already live, and is staffed by 6,000 mental health professionals, all volunteers.
Cuomo said that he doesn't know of "anyone else" operating an emotional support hotline.
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On Wednesday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of a free mental health hotline for New Yorkers. It will be staffed by 6,000 mental health professionals - all volunteers.
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CDC Director Robert Redfield estimates the coronavirus outbreak in the US is...

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People in Wuhan, China, celebrate traffic jams as the former coronavirus...

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