Two new deaths reported from COVID-19, as state approaches 750 positive tests

State health officials reported Saturday that there were two new deaths due to COVID-19, as officials work to deal with a variety of health and economic issues related to the pandemic.

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The number of people infected in the U.S. exceeded a quarter-million, and the death toll climbed past 7,000, with New York state alone accounting for more than 2,900 dead, an increase of over 560 in just one day.
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The U.S. shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of the new coronavirus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years.


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The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.

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