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NYC first day with no new deaths

New York City saw its first day without any confirmed deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, according to new data from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The city reported its first confirmed Covid-19 death on March 11, and the number peaked on April 7 when 590 coronavirus patients died in New York City, according to the city’s data. Confirmed deaths have been steadily declining since then, falling below 100 on May 9 for the first time since March 24.

Confirmed Covid-19 deaths account for people who tested positive for the virus. The city noted that there were three “probable” coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, meaning that they exhibited the symptoms of Covid-19 but haven’t been tested yet. Probable deaths could be reclassified as confirmed deaths later as tests are processed.

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