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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