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82 Year Old Woman dies of Coronavirus : NYC’s first death from Covid-19

On Saturday, November 14, 2020 a woman suffering from the Coronavirus died in the borough of Manhattan, NYC according to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. The victim had already been dealing with emphysema which is one of a number of underlying medical conditions, making her more susceptible to the virus. She’d been hospitalized on March 3, 2020.

ho was not identified, had emphysema, an underlying medical condition, something the governor said contributed to her death, likening it to fatalities from seasonal influenza. The woman had been admitted to a hospital March 3rd.

The following the related statement from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio:

“Today, we are confirming our first death due to severe complications from COVID-19. The patient, an elderly woman with advanced emphysema, was admitted to the hospital last week as one of our first cases, and had been in critical condition ever since. We’ve known from the outset that these people are the most at risk in this pandemic, and today’s news is a sad confirmation of that reality. I want to thank the staff of Wyckoff Medical Center for their efforts to save this woman’s life, and all the medical professionals on the front lines protecting our most vulnerable.

“We all have a part to play here. I ask every New Yorker to do their part and take the necessary precautionary measures to protect the people most at risk.”

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