NYC Virus Deaths Exceed 3,200, Topping Toll for 9/11 Attacks
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 .
Health officials say more than 3,200 people have been killed in the city thus far. That's about 450 more than were killed in the city in 2001 when hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care with the virus. And Japan declared a monthlong state of emergency for Tokyo and six other regions.
In China, authorities prepared to lift 11-week-old restrictions in the city of Wuhan, site of a lockdown that served as a model for other countries battling the coronavirus.
(Story written by y MARINA VILLENEUVE and LORI HINNANT/AP)