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World virus deaths pass 100,000, with New York area hit hard

By MATT SEDENSKY, MIKE CATALINI and JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has hit 100,000, according to the running tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The sad milestone comes as Christians around the globe mark a Good Friday unlike any other — in front of computer screens instead of in church pews.

Meanwhile, some countries are tiptoeing toward reopening segments of their battered economies. Public health officials are warning people against violating the social distancing rules over Easter and allowing the virus to flare up again.

Authorities are using roadblocks and other means to discourage travel.

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