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NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll for 9/11 attacks

NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll for 9/11 attacks
Posted at 3:28 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 15:28:04-04

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Health officials say more than 3,200 people have been killed in the city thus far. That's about 450 more than were killed in the city in 2001 when hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center.

In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care with the virus.  

And Japan declared a monthlong state of emergency for Tokyo and six other regions.

In China, authorities lifted 11-week-old restrictions in the city of Wuhan, site of a lockdown that served as a model for other countries battling the coronavirus.

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering