New York City reportedly the ‘epicenter’ of the virus outbreak in U.S.


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New York City

Nicole White, Reporter

New York City has an ‘attack rate’ at five times that of other parts of the U.S. and is being referred to as the ‘epicenter’ of the outbreak in the United States.

One in 1,000 people in the New York metro area have contracted the virus according to Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator.

The population and density of New York has 28,000 residents per square mile.

It is more crowded than any other major city in the United States.

This is perhaps one explanation why New York has a higher rate of those who have contracted the virus.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York to issue an order requiring hospitals to increase capacity by at least 50 percent, he said on Monday at a press briefing.

New York State saw a one-day increase of nearly 5,000 cases, putting the total at 21,689 as of Monday night.