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.

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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.

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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.

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