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From NPR news in Washington I'm Janine Herbst your state's a 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 covert nineteen deaths in the U. S. the number of deaths in New York state jumped by more than two hundred to nine hundred and 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 an apex but the race of the doubling is slowing which is good news still Cuomo extended the state's restrictions on nonessential work and travel in New York through the middle of April and offered no timetable for when they might be lifted toll roads NPR news the museum officials say the first federal inmate death from covert 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 Braun from member station W. RK F. reports Jones had an underlying health condition ten days ago Jones complained to prison staff that he had a persistent cough he was evaluated by the facilities medical personnel and sent to a nearby hospital where he later tested positive for cove in nineteen a spokesperson said 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 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 Brown in baton Rouge Italian officials say the country's lockdown measures are starting to produce results the latest date on the death toll the number of new virus cases suggest they're not increasing as rapidly enter Sylvia patchouli reports the civil protection agency said that the number of deaths has climbed by seven hundred and fifty six to ten thousand seven hundred and seventy nine and the total number of cases has reached more than ninety seven thousand doctors look at he can be pointed out that the numbers of deaths and patients admitted to icy use have dropped in 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 so people Jolie M. B. R. news Rome this is NPR news this is WNYC in New York I'm lance lucky and as you've been hearing New York state's corona virus death toll is nearing one thousand governor Cuomo said today that seventy six thousand new Yorkers have volunteered to help out in response to the pandemic as coronavirus cases in New York City top thirty thousand the CDC is urging residents of New York New Jersey and Connecticut to refrain from any nonessential domestic travel for the next fourteen days and governor Cuomo says Rhode island's governor has repealed an executive order that test law enforcement there with tracking down new Yorkers and mandating they go into quarantine Cuomo says the order was illegal and he threatened to sue Rhode Island over it he says after a phone call last night's with Rhode Island governor Gina Raymondo she agreed to stop the enforcement has you been hearing residents are discouraged under a CDC advisory from traveling for the next fourteen days and governor Cuomo says New York will remain on pause for at least another two weeks meaning only essential workers should travel to and from their jobs he says officials will continue to evaluate how much longer New Yorker should stay home but for now he says anyone who would normally gather for Passover or Easter celebrations should not worship the way you can but the gatherings are just not a good idea Cuomo pointed out that the first patient in New York who was diagnosed with COPD nineteen was a man who attended a religious gathering which led to the spread of the virus in Westchester but on a positive note he said the man who had been seriously ill is now out of the hospital.

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