You are reading

COVID-19 Has Killed Over 10,000 New York City Residents, As Health Dept. Revises Numbers

Stock: Pexels

April 14, 2020 By Allie Griffin

The Health Department has added nearly 4,000 new names to the Coronavirus death count– taking the number of people killed by COVID-19 in New York City to well over 10,000.

The massive jump was the result of the DOH adding approximately 3,700 people to the list– people whose cause of death was listed as coronavirus but were never tested for it.

COVID-19 Deaths as of April 13 (DOH)

The number of COVID-19 deaths in New York City ballooned to 10,367 as of April 13, according to the revised count released this evening. The so-called “probable deaths” were added to the 6,589 people who died and tested positive for it.

The “probable deaths” were added to the count by the DOH because the death certificates for each listed the cause of death as “COVID-19” or an equivalent — even though the person had not been tested for the virus.

The number of Queens residents who have been killed by the virus jumped to 2,632, according to the revised data. The DOH added 527 Queens residents where Coronavirus was listed as the “probable death.”

The Health Department also released information on the locations of the deaths. The vast majority of people died in the hospital, but a significant number died in their homes or in a nursing home, hospice care or similar facility, the data shows.

Location of death information (DOH)

email the author: news@queenspost.com
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.


The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Mob of young people ransack Flushing boutique minutes after robbing man at knifepoint on Roosevelt Avenue: NYPD

Police from the 109th Precinct in Flushing are still looking for more than a dozen young people who allegedly robbed a man at knifepoint on Roosevelt Avenue and then pulled a smash-and-grab minutes later, looting a store of tens of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise last month.

The mob of more than a dozen men and women surrounded a 38-year-old man in the vicinity of Roosevelt Avenue and Union Street in the early morning of Monday, April 22. Several of the suspects threatened the victim with knives and some of the individuals menaced him with sticks before they forcibly removed his wallet, which contained $700 in cash, police said, adding that the victim was not injured during the incident.

South Richmond Hill man busted for allegedly groping woman on board bus near Forest Park: NYPD

A South Richmond Hill man was arrested on Monday and booked at the 102nd Precinct in Richmond Hill for groping a woman on a bus near the eastern edge of Forest Park earlier this month.

Edwin Guzman, 38, of 112th Street, is accused of approaching a 26-year-old victim who was on board an MTA Q37 bus near the intersection of Park Lane South and Metropolitan Avenue on the morning of Wednesday, May 1.

Mayor announces new 9/11 memorial will be built in Whitestone to honor fallen service members from Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts

Queens will be home to the city’s new memorial dedicated to the 99 service members from the borough who lost their lives in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq following the events of 9/11, Mayor Eric Adams announced during a Fleet Week kickoff reception at City Hall on Thursday morning.

The borough of Queens was chosen because it is home to the largest number of post-9/11 service members who were killed in action during those conflicts. Queens is also home to the highest population of living veterans than any other borough.