NEW YORK CITY — The breakneck pace of action to tackle the new coronavirus has left New York City almost unrecognizable. As new cases come in and major decisions are made, keeping up with it all is overwhelming.

 

Here, Patch breaks down the information you need to understand what's happened, what it means and what to expect.

 

Who has tested positive for the coronavirus in New York City?

 

As of March 19, 3,615 people have been diagnosed in New York City. Twenty two people have died.

 

What are the symptoms? How serious is it?

 

For most people, symptoms are mild or moderate and include a fever and cough. It can be a lot more severe for some, particularly the elderly and people with existing health problems such as cancer, diabetes or respiratory illness. The vast majority of people recover.

 

How long is this going to last?


 

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