Coronavirus: New York has 1st COVID-19 death, an 82-year-old woman at New York City hospital

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Saturday, March 14, 2020
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NEW YORK (WPVI) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced the state's first coronavirus death, an 82-year-old woman who passed away at a New York City hospital.

The patient was admitted on March 3 and reportedly had an underlying respiratory illness, emphysema, for which she was previously hospitalized.

Cuomo also announced an additional 100 cases, bringing the total in the state to 524.

New York has the most cases of any state across the country, with hot spots in Manhattan and Westchester County, but officials are working to contain the spread of the virus through more testing.

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