Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.New York City has been the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the daily accounting of hundreds of fatalities has reinforced the idea it’s an urban contagion, but its spillover area has faced deep impact.Many of the city’s suburbs have been hit just as hard. In some, there have been more fatalities per capita than in super-dense Manhattan.CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWThe virus’ rampage through the New York metro region, from the well-to-do towns along Connecticut’s coastline to the bedroom communities of northern New Jersey and Long Island, offers a counterweight to the notion of the suburbs, with their plentiful open spaces, as safe havens.“You expect to see it spread more rapidly in densely populated areas like cities, but it does that anywhere the virus is introduced and where people are in contact with other people,” said Dr. Stephen Morse, professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York. “All it needs is fertile soil because it spreads quite well, unfortunately.”The first sustained outbreak to be detected in the New York metropolitan area occurred in the suburb of New Rochelle, where an attorney who had attended large


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