COVID-19 worldwide death toll hits 100,000 Friday

Despite the grim numbers, New York may be flattening the curve after weeks of social distancing.
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The death told worldwide did top 100000. Today but here in the New York here in New York after a painful week. At long last the curve may be flattening Governor Cuomo said today while social distancing is a grind and it's difficult. We stick with it are whit Johnson leads us off. Tonight inside these hard hit IC used finally a promising sign. For the first time since the outbreak began in New York more people leaving those intensive care units then going in. The rate of hospitalizations. Down. As someone's searches for solace. In all of this grief. The the leveling off. The number of lives lost is. Somewhat hopeful sign. The death poll slightly lower but appearing to hold steady at a staggering lost 777. People. Dying in the last 24 our ports more eggs feeling so quickly. Crews are now digging more space at heart island but city cemetery used to bury unclaimed bodies. The crisis also playing out in maternity wards and we were taken inside I'm oddities hospital in Brooklyn the scare of a lifetime for iris Nolasco. Diagnosed with covad 1930. Weeks pregnant doctors ordering an emergency C section. I just raped and that it. To protect my baby and people that I had a home I thought that I would died dead. Her next memories special but short lived as sound of her baby girl crying but doctors immediately separating the two. Taking the new board a way to the nick cue to shield her from the virus. There on the way I'd seen my babies through a camera. And that I was able to open a 24/7. And see how my babies Dorr and believe me in smiley and sometimes young man. Iris connected to her daughter through a baby monitor only little Isabella Michelle still in the hospital but in proving. Iris is now recovering at home hoping their first official meeting is just days away. I just hope that be are being able to hold her and then just. Protect her lasts that this is sold there I just want to spend every sickle with her. And create a bond. Of who aren't missing now. Tonight as we've been reporting a terrible pull on African Americans in this country. And in New York City 34%. Of rotavirus deaths in the Latino community for millions of Americans life on hold. But the message stay home and stay the course. It's really about the encouraging signs that we see. But as encouraging as they are we have not reached the peak. But still an emergency in so many cities. Today the Detroit convention center turned field hospital. Now treating cove in patients the state now taking more drastic steps banning travel between homes starting tomorrow. Are most vulnerable. Citizens. Are dying. In a helpless. Manner in Maryland governor warning there are tough days ahead we are ramping up the curve. This is going to be one of our most dangerous times ever this weekend and over the next week or sell. But in Florida which was slower than other states order restrictions the governor considering reopening schools in May and saying this this particular pandemic is wind where I don't think. Nationwide there's been a single fatality 125 for whatever reason. It just doesn't seem to to threaten. You know kids but the CDC saying at least eight. People 124 have died in the US. States reporting to infants to teenagers and young adults among the victims like 22 year old Israel's sounds. Died a short time after he and his wife welcomed a new baby tonight the White House confirming the president is creating a task force focused on reopening the country. Saying hell announced early next week members of the medical and business community's help decide how to move for. And I've got to make the biggest decision. Of my life. And I've only started thinking about that I mean cannot middle at a big decisions and like you understand that. This is by far the biggest decision of my life because I have to say. OK let's go now. This is what was worse when you put on the front lines the battle continues to save lives right here yesterday we met nurse Mary Kate been aero. Working in the same Brooklyn icu where her father a physician was being treated for covad nineteen she was caring for others not him. Difficult for both. Unfortunately not ever able to knowing I didn't throw in my car from happening between. Under current in nineteen patients at ten so I waive him from outside the glass. Today her dad doctor Richard for an aero is out of the hospital. And like so many health care workers jumping back in the fight to beat this virus. When your in the icu O and you saw your daughter on the other side of the glass was there ever a moment. You wondered if you might not make it. I had many moments like fact at least through day's work. I just could not Greek occur quite frankly a list right. But on top adept as you might daughter saying time. Is very difficult. Love to see those stories of recovery when Johnson joins us now with the president was asked about new federal projections looking at what would happen in stay at home orders were lifted. After just thirty days what was his response. Lindsay those projections by federal agencies reported by the New York Times which show a dramatic spike in infections if those orders were lifted the president saying. He hasn't seen them but that he would listen to his medical experts and in the end make his own decision. Lindsay wade Johnson for us back on the speed to and I thanks went.

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