Coronavirus kills 1,000 people in New York City in just 36 hours


Another 1,000 New Yorkers died from coronavirus in the five boroughs during the 36-hour period between Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening, according to new city health data.

The death toll from the Big Apple is now 4,260, according to figures released Wednesday evening by the Ministry of Health and Mental Hygiene.

This is a staggering 1058 deaths more than what was reported to the city’s DOHMH on Tuesday morning, when the count was 3202.

Confirmed coronavirus cases have also increased by nearly 8,000 since Tuesday morning, bringing the total number of current cases to 80,204.

Queens has the most coronavirus cases with 26,204, followed by Brooklyn at 21,580, the Bronx at 16,419, Manhattan at 10,862 and Staten Island at 5,102.

Deaths continue to increase, even though hospitalizations and ventilator use have plateaued or declined in recent days.

“The number of deaths will continue to increase as those hospitalized for a longer period of time die,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday at his press conference.

Health officials previously explained that the longer patients are ventilated, the less likely they are to survive.

Since the start of the epidemic last month, 20,474 people have been hospitalized in the city.


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