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New York City Loses 21 Teachers To Coronavirus Outbreak

by | April 14, 2020

New York City’s Department of Education (DOE) has announced the loss of 21 teachers who died after contracting the coronavirus, COVID-19.

The teachers represent just a fraction of the total number of DOE staff to die since the outbreak, which has now hit 50.

New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza commented on the tragedy.

“We will be there to support our students and staff in any way they need, including remote crisis and grief counseling each day,” he said in a statement shared by CNN

“We mourn these losses and will not forget the impact each person had on our DOE family.” 

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Coronavirus In New York

New York was one of the states hit hardest by the outbreak of COVID-19.

A recent spike in deaths believed to be cause by the virus has the state-wide death count surpassing 10,000. 

This number is followed by New Jersey which, at the time of writing, has less than 3,000 reported deaths related to the virus.

The United States currently has a reported total of over 25,000 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest national total worldwide.


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