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Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst New York State's death toll from the corona virus is approaching one thousand as. Npr's Joel Rose. Reports figures released today. Show that the state accounts for more than forty percent of all Cova nineteen deaths in the US. The number of deaths in New York state jumped by more than two hundred nine hundred sixty five. That's the biggest single-day increase so far. The number of total confirmed cases continues to climb as well but governor. Andrew Cuomo says the numbers aren't growing as fast as they were last week when the number of cases was doubling every two days now Cuomo says they're doubling every six days so you're still going up towards the apex but the rate of the doubling is slowing which is good news still cuomo extended the state's restrictions on non essential work and travel in New York through the middle of April and offered no timetable for when they might be lifted. Joel rose NPR news. Louisiana officials say the first federal inmate death from Cova nineteen happened in a rural prison. The Federal Bureau of Prisons Says Forty nine year old. Patrick Jones died Saturday after falling. Ill with the virus. Paul Bron from member station W. Arkaev reports Jones had an underlying health condition. Ten Days Ago Jones complain to prison staff that he had a persistent cough. He was evaluated by the facilities medical personnel and sent to a nearby where he later tested positive for Kovic Nineteen Bureau. Spokesperson said in a press. Release that Jones had long term pre existing conditions that contributed to his quick decline. He's about halfway through a twenty seven year sentence for drug charges when he died at least four other inmates at Oakdale Louisiana's Federal Correctional Complex have tested positive. The bureau prison says it is temporarily suspended social visitation nationwide and is quarantining new inmates for a period of fourteen days for NPR news. I'm Paul Braun and Baton Rouge Italian officials say the country's lockdown measures are starting to produce results the latest date on the death toll. A number of new virus cases suggest they're not increasing as rapidly. Npr SYLVIA POHJOLA reports the Civil Protection Agency said that the number of deaths has climbed by seven hundred fifty six to ten thousand seven hundred. Seventy nine and the total number of cases has reached more than ninety seven thousand. Dr Luca Raquel pointed out that the numbers of deaths and patients admitted to. Icu's have dropped the last two days by ten to fifteen percent. A sign he said. The lockdown is starting to work but after nineteen days of restrictive measures and fearing social unrest. The government approved a four point. Eight Billion Emergency Fund for vouchers for millions of Italians. Who can no longer buy. Food and pope. Francis has backed the United Nations call for a global ceasefire so the world could focus on fighting the corona virus outbreak. Silvia Poll Jolie. Npr News Rome this is NPR news. Elton John is hosting a living room concert tonight to raise money for victims and first responders. The fundraiser will be televised and streamed the musicians..

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