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Coronavirus in NYC: Virus claimed another 235 New Yorkers Wednesday

A worker moves part of a delivery of 64 hospital beds from Hillrom to The Mount Sinai Hospital during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

The death toll from coronavirus in New York City jumped by more than 200 on Wednesday, according to city Health Department data.

As of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1,374 people in the city have died due to complications developed after contracting the novel coronavirus. Just 7 1/2 hours earlier, at 9:30 a.m. April, the city tallied 1,139 patients who succumbed to the illness.

The department reported this afternoon that they city now has 45,707 cases of the novel coronavirus. 

Queens is still the borough with the highest number of coronavirus cases with 15,217 testing positive for the virus. Brooklyn comes in at a close second with 12, 274 cases, then the Bronx with 8,607, followed by Manhattan with 7,022 cases and then Staten Island with 2,552. 

The city saw a surge of over 3,000 coronavirus cases overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday. As of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, DOH reported 44,915 cases of the virus across the five boroughs. 

A total of 9,775 New Yorkers have been hospitalized since DOH began tallying numbers on March 6. 

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