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Coronavirus Update: Brooklyn Elementary School Teacher, NJ Middle School Principal Die Of COVID-19

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York State has the most coronavirus cases in America – more than 92,000 with 2,300 deaths.

A majority of the cases are in New York City: nearly 50,000. Over 10,000 people are hospitalized in the city right now and 2,200 of them are in the ICU.

Over in New Jersey, the numbers have grown to more than 25,000 confirmed cases and 537 people have died.


Behind the numbers are neighbors, colleagues, family and friends.

Sandra Santos-Vizaino is one of the most recent victims of the virus. She was a third-grade teacher at PS 9 in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Students and colleagues remember her as a kind, sweet and generous person.

Counselors are available for students remotely.

Another local school district suffered a huge loss.

James Brown was the principal of Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell, New Jersey. A memorial has started to grow outside the building.

The West Caldwell Police Department sends our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and students of...

Posted by West Caldwell Police Department on Thursday, April 2, 2020

The local police department remembers him as a natural leader of people.

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