Mayor announces 2 new coronavirus deaths

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced two additional coronavirus-related deaths today. The deaths included a man in his 50s from the Bronx.

He said a city Correction Department investigator has died from the coronavirus. The man was 56 years old and from the Bronx, according to the mayor.

 
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The mayor says the investigator worked closely with one fellow employee. That employee is being quarantined at this time. 

The mayor also said an 89-year-old man who returned from Italy about a week ago has died.

The mayor announced that five drive-thru testing locations are on their way to New York City. The mayor says the drive-thrus are for priority testing. Locations were not disclosed at this time.

Mayor de Blasio encouraged healthy New Yorkers to look out for at-risk adults over 50 years of age.

He also reminded adults over 70 years old to take extra precautions, including social distancing.

Gov. Cuomo announced Monday that at 8 p.m. restaurants, bars and cafes would close to diners. Takeout and delivery options will still be available.

Mayor de Blasio also said that schools will remain close till April 20, with remote learning beginning Monday, March 23.

The mayor said the number of confirmed cases in New York City is at least 463. 


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