The city recorded about 24,000 deaths more than expected between mid-March and early May, which includes deaths from Covid-19 and deaths indirectly caused by the epidemic.
Like the other Democratic candidates who recently stepped down from the race, Bloomberg endorsed Joe Biden, saying the former vice president stood the best chance at defeating President Donald Trump in November.
While Bernie Sanders scored a strong victory, a cluster of candidates was fighting for a distant second place — and any momentum that may come with it heading into next-up South Carolina and then Super Tuesday on March 3.
Voting is under way across Nevada as the most diverse state so far has its say in the Democrats' nomination fight, with leftist firebrand Bernie Sanders leading the race.
The battle to see who challenges Republican President Donald Trump in November has entered an urgent phase, with eight candidates including late entrant Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, scrambling for advantage.
Bloomberg seemed nervous and hesitant in a rough debut before a national audience in a debate that gave voters their first unscripted look at the media mogul and self-funding former New York mayor
The former New York mayor has said before he would likely sell Bloomberg LP if elected, which his campaign affirmed on Tuesday.
Bloomberg has risen sharply in recent opinion polls in the race for the Democratic nomination to challenge Trump in the Nov. 3 election after pouring hundreds of millions of his own dollars into advertising in states that vote in March or later.
As Sanders predicted victory, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg hoped to seize the backing of his party's establishment with a strong finish.
Ranked by Forbes as the eighth-richest American with an estimated worth of $53.4 billion, Michael Bloomberg will have the advantage of being able to self-finance his campaign and pour millions of dollars into advertising and hiring staff.
If Michael Bloomberg decides to join the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination, the 77-year-old would have some catching up to do.
At least six people have died in the US recently after vaping in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds with severe pulmonary disease and left several teenagers in induced comas.
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