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N.Y. Virus Deaths Hit 1,200; Rise in Infections Is Slowing

  • State has 66,000 confirmed infections, up 7,000 in a day
  • Cuomo to Washington: ‘This is a war. Let’s act that way’
USNS Comfort hospital ship arrives in New York, on March 30.
USNS Comfort hospital ship arrives in New York, on March 30.Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg
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New York State reported a 26% increase in Covid-19-related deaths in the last day, pushing the total above 1,200.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the 253 new coronavirus fatalities on Monday even as he offered some positive news: The rise in confirmed cases is slowing, and the hospital-discharge rate is rising.