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Yes. In the New York City area, there have been between 100-150 deaths from the coronavirus.

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I have been following New York almost as closely as my own state Washington.

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It's up to 450 deaths in NYC now. :(

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Tink I just checked the WA Dept of health interactive site, and that 450 is more than Washington total deaths so far of 175. 

We are under governor's order of "Stay home, stay healthy." I just sent a msg. to our governor of support for pro-active measures to slow this virus down, while they work to come up with a vaccine.

And I am so very sorry about the tragic losses in your lovely state. Both states, the increases could approach exponential, I hope the Stay Home stuff damps that down.

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Yes Kninjanin, the coronavirus flu is in my state, Washington. From KIRO news in Seattle, "The Washington State Department of Health updated its statewide count to 123 deaths from 2,469 cases as of Tuesday March 24th at 6 p.m."

We were one of the early US epicenters; the Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland where 29 people, out of total 120 residents, tragically died from this terrible disease between February 19 and March 20. And Kirkland is a wealthy city, so you know the people got excellent care, which is crucially important for recovery.

Some of our cases got spread out from there, it is thought. In my county, about 87 miles from Kirkland, "there are fourteen confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Thurston County as of 3/24/20 3:00pm.," according to our state health dept. but no one has died yet, thankfully. Like everywhere, we don't have enough tests so the number is doubtless much higher.

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The whole state is reeling from this loss among our elders, and my community is doing everything to make it possible for us to just stay at home. The food bank delivers an extra box to our door every week, for example.  

Also -- I smiled at this, it's so typical of a small town in a crisis -- the senior center sent out a call if any senior needs a hot lunch, they will bring it to you. Well, a few seniors signed up for that...along with several dozen people who called in, spontaneously volunteering to take the lunches around to the old people!

So yes the virus is here, but we are trying to take care of everybody the very best possible, and get on top of this flu quick.

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Oh, and just one more hopeful story from the Kirkland Care Center...there was a wonderful old lady in her 90's, she had come to the Center in January after a stroke. Well she got the flu and the doctors put her on a ventilator but did not think she would make it. Suddenly, however, she turned around and began to get better, and now she is sitting up and eating her favourite potato soup which her family brings her every day!

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Last I saw just a bit ago was there 37 cases in my state. Growing slowly but no self isolation orders yet but that doesn't bother me much either. Good time to bond with my family.

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That's wonderful Hitman, I am so glad for you and the family.

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As of Tuesday morning, the state has more than 2,240 known cases, including 39 deaths. All Californians are being asked to stay home.

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Yes. There have been a few deaths in my city.

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My area is a bit of a British hotspot

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