A view of New York City's lower Manhattan skyline from the Manhattan Bridge. Photo by Jahlil Rush

New York hits the one million mark in COVID-19 cases

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New York State surpassed one million cases of coronavirus on Saturday. According to the New York State Health department, 15,074 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Friday. The 15,074 new cases of COVID-19 brought the total number in New York State to 1,005,785.

New York City holds the majority of COVID-19 cases with a total of 436,692 as of January 2021.

In a report from CNYCentral, experts have stated that the official number of COVID-19 cases represent a large undercount due to many people in the New York City area being infected during last spring when testing was unavailable.

According to the coronavirus case tracker on the New York Times, the number of COVID-19 related deaths in New York State alone is 37,733.

New York is the fourth state in the nation to report more than 1 million positive COVID-19 cases after California, Texas and Florida.

Jahlil Rush

Jahlil Rush attends CUNY Baruch College in New York City. He is double majoring in journalism and digital communication while also double minoring in photography and film. The passion for journalism has always resided within him. He loves covering topics of all kinds, from politics to entertainment to even fashion and technology. When it comes to covering anything related to superheroes, video games and animation, he gets extra excited. One day he hopes to achieve his career Goal of becoming an ABC News National Correspondent and Photojournalist. Check out some of his work on Flickr and find him on Contently.

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