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Nearly half of all New Yorkers say they know someone who died of COVID-19

Nearly half of all New Yorkers say they know someone who has died from the coronavirus, a new poll shows, which sheds a stunning light on how deeply the pandemic has hit the Big Apple.

The state-wide survey, conducted by Siena College, found that 46 percent of New York City residents personally knew someone murdered by COVID-19, as did 36 percent of respondents in the suburbs and 13 percent of people in the state.

The deadly virus has a particularly large impact on New York’s minority communities: 52 percent of Latino voters and 48 percent of black voters confirm they know someone who has died, compared to just 25 percent of white respondents.

Overall, about one in three people in New York State as a whole has a fatal outcome from the outbreak.

“The human toll is almost unfathomable,” said Steven Greenberg, a Siena poll. “Half of the Latino and black voters know someone who died from this insidious virus.”

Nearly half of all New Yorkers say they know someone who has died of the coronavirus, a new poll reveals, astonishingly, how deeply the pandemic has ravaged the epicenter of the outbreak

Nearly half of all New Yorkers say they know someone who has died of the coronavirus, a new poll reveals, astonishingly, how deeply the pandemic has ravaged the epicenter of the outbreak

The state-wide survey, conducted by Siena College, found that 46 percent of New York City residents personally knew someone murdered by COVID-19, as well as 36 percent of respondents who lived in the suburbs and 13 percent of those living in the state living

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed on Sunday that the death toll of the coronavirus has risen across the state to 16,966 – the highest of any city in the world.

Meanwhile, a total of 51 percent of surveyed nationals know someone infected with COVID-19, an increase of nearly 20 percent from this time last month.

The Siena poll found that 60 percent of people in the five boroughs of New York City and 67 percent of respondents in the suburbs know someone who has the disease, compared to 30 percent under the upstate.

“Last month, less than a third of New Yorkers knew someone who had tested positive for coronavirus. Today, 51 percent personally know someone who is infected with COVID-19, “Greenburg explained.

In addition to the emotional toll taken by the coronavirus outbreak, the economic toll is also devastating: 32 percent of respondents say they or someone in their household was fired because of the pandemic.

Below that percentage, Latino voters were again disproportionately represented, with 48 percent confirming that they or a family member were now unemployed, compared to 30 percent of both black and white households.

“To say that the coronavirus has had a tremendously damaging effect on New York personnel – state and state – is a gross understatement,” Greenberg said.

The deadly virus has had a particularly big impact on New York's minority communities, with 52 percent of Latino voters and 48 percent of black voters confirming they know someone who has died, compared to just 25 percent of white respondents

The deadly virus has had a particularly big impact on New York's minority communities, with 52 percent of Latino voters and 48 percent of black voters confirming they know someone who has died, compared to just 25 percent of white respondents

The deadly virus has had a particularly big impact on New York’s minority communities, with 52 percent of Latino voters and 48 percent of black voters confirming they know someone who has died, compared to just 25 percent of white respondents

The deadly virus has had a particularly big impact on New York's minority communities, with 52 percent of Latino voters and 48 percent of black voters confirming they know someone who has died, compared to just 25 percent of white respondents

The deadly virus has had a particularly big impact on New York's minority communities, with 52 percent of Latino voters and 48 percent of black voters confirming they know someone who has died, compared to just 25 percent of white respondents

The deadly virus has had a particularly big impact on New York’s minority communities, with 52 percent of Latino voters and 48 percent of black voters confirming they know someone who has died, compared to just 25 percent of white respondents

“The human toll is almost unfathomable,” said Steven Greenberg, a Siena pollster (pictured: chests of Muslims who have died from the corona virus are being prepared for burial in a busy Brooklyn funeral home on April 24)

Meanwhile, a total of 51 percent of state residents surveyed know someone infected with COVID-19, up from nearly 20 percent compared to this time last month (photo: NYC Health Hospital is seen before the COVID-19 test) site on April 22nd)

Governor Cuomo said on Sunday that 367 New Yorkers died on Saturday from the coronavirus, the lowest death toll since March 30.

Cuomo attributed New York City’s declining numbers to residents who continue to adhere to the social distance and home-based orders that were executed last month.

The Siena survey found that the governor’s decision to extend the state’s closure orders until May 15, and that all residents had to wear masks in public, received overwhelming support, with over 80 percent of respondents supported two motions.

While you can’t find a single problem that would generate unanimous support from all 12 million voters in New York, Cuomo’s order comes that face masks or coverings should be worn in public – when social distance cannot be maintained – as close as any problem Siena College once questioned, “Greenburg said, saying 86 percent expressed approval.

Likewise, the governor’s decision to keep New York “On Pause” – schools and nonessential businesses closed – is extended until mid-May by at least 81% of voters from each party, region, gender, race or religion, he continued.

Only one in three respondents said it was likely that large public gatherings, including sports games and graduations, would resume this summer, while 67 percent said it was not likely at all.

In the event that major events took place this summer, 69 percent said they would likely not be present, compared to 31 percent would.

“New Yorkers are not optimistic that concerts, sporting events and other major public gatherings will resume this summer. Republicans are a bit more optimistic, but they are only equally divided, “Greenburg noted.

A total of 803 voters were registered in New York State between April 19 and 23.

Among the respondents, the popularity of Governor Cuomo continued to rise as the coronavirus crisis continued.

Governor Cuomo said on Sunday that 367 New Yorkers died on Saturday from the corona virus, the lowest death toll since March 30

Governor Cuomo said on Sunday that 367 New Yorkers died on Saturday from the corona virus, the lowest death toll since March 30

Governor Cuomo said on Sunday that 367 New Yorkers died on Saturday from the corona virus, the lowest death toll since March 30

The Siena survey found that the governor's decision to extend the state's closure orders until May 15, and that all residents had to wear a mask in public, received overwhelming support, with over 80 percent of respondents accepting the two motions

The Siena survey found that the governor's decision to extend the state's closure orders until May 15, and that all residents had to wear a mask in public, received overwhelming support, with over 80 percent of respondents accepting the two motions

The Siena survey found that the governor’s decision to extend the state’s closure orders until May 15, and that all residents had to wear a mask in public, received overwhelming support, with over 80 percent of respondents accepting the two motions

The favor for Cuomo rose to 77 percent from 71 percent last month, which is equivalent to its highest rating ever recorded in February 2011. His job performance rating also rose from 63 percent to 71 percent.

Greenburg said, “Cuomo has been bogged down in mediocre polls for the past two years and is feeling the love of New Yorkers of all levels in year three of its third term and its first global pandemic.”

In addition, New Yorkers also said overwhelmingly that they trusted Cuomo more than President Trump when it comes to making decisions about reopening the state and its economy.

Just 16 percent of all voters – and only 36 percent of republicans – said they would trust Trump, compared to 78 percent of total voters and 56 percent of republicans who trust Cuomo.

“Even self-styled conservatives trust Cuomo more,” Greenburg said.

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