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NYC Needs 'Full Lockdown' Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, PA Says

The city on Wednesday night reported 81 additional coronavirus fatalities, raising the death toll to 280, city officials said.

The number of cases in the Big Apple also soared over the course of eight hours Online News on Wednesday, from 17,856 to 20,011, City Hall said.

Queens recorded the most cases, as of 6 p.m., with at least 6,420. In Brooklyn, there are 5,232; Manhattan reported 3,616, The Bronx has 3,542 and in Staten Island, there are 1,166.

The increase in cases came as Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday night warned that half of the city’s population — more than 4 million people — will get the coronavirus.

“It’s a fair bet to say that half of all New Yorkers and maybe more than half will end up contracting this disease,” de Blasio said at a City Hall press briefing.

The city’s health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, said the city may even exceed that projection by the fall.

 Public Advocate Jumaane Williams wants a full lockdown of New York City during the coronavirus outbreak that would ban New Yorkers from leaving their neighborhoods except for essential work.

"We need a mandated lockdown and we needed Press Release Distribution Online Services it yesterday," Williams said in virtual news conference Wednesday. "We know there's a human cost to that wait."

Williams' lockdown would further limit city dwellers' movements, close parks and construction sites, as well as amp up protections for New York jail detainees and homeless population.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has limited movements with a statewide "PAUSE" that allows New Yorkers to leave home only for essential tasks and work.

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