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March 14 to commemorate the city’s COVID battle, de Blasio declares

March 14 to commemorate the city’s COVID battle, de Blasio declares
March 14: was the first day a New Yorker died from COVID, and Mayor de Blasio declared Thursday that from now on it will be observed as the day the city commemorates its horrific and heroic battle with the disease.

We’ve gotta remember those we lost, and we’ve gotta be there with their families.“It’s important that we have a day going forward in the future of the city to always remember what happened in 2020, to remember those we lost, to honor them, to honor their families, and of course, at the same time, to remember all the heroism of the people who did so much good.“2020 is going to go down in history as one of our saddest, toughest years — arguably the toughest year in the history of New York City,” de Blasio said Thursday.” de Blasio said after sharing those numbers.

“Thank God we all came through — those of us who made it — but we gotta remember those who didn’t make it.On Thursday, de Blasio revealed that over a seven-day average, there were 3,259 new COVID cases in the city — far beyond the city’s acceptability threshold of 550.

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