The novel coronavirus has wrought a death toll in the U.S. state of New York nearly three times higher than the number of people who were killed during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to data released Friday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“To put this in perspective, I lived through 9/11, as many New Yorkers did who are of somewhat advanced age. And I believed 9/11 was the worst situation that I was going to deal with in my lifetime,” Cuomo said during his daily news briefing. “In terms of lives lost, that this situation should exceed 9/11 is

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