You are reading

Nearly 2,000 Queens Residents Have Died from the Coronavirus

Photo: Stock Pexels

April 13, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Nearly 2,000 Queens residents have died from the novel coronavirus, according to new data.

The borough continues to be the hardest hit by the deadly virus — 1,994 residents have died and 32,749 residents have contracted the disease, as of 5 p.m. yesterday.

Queens has more deaths and more positive cases than any other borough. Citywide, 6,182 New Yorkers have died and 104,410 New Yorkers have been infected with COVID-19.

The greater Elmhurst area has been called the “epicenter of the epicenter” of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. The number of cases there continues to rise, the data shows.

Corona has continuously had the largest share of residents with the virus. As of 5 p.m. yesterday, 2,398 residents tested positive for COVID-19. Elmhurst had 1,859 positive cases; Jackson Heights had 1,428; East Elmhurst had 1,716 cases; and Woodside had 1,152 cases.

Not far off, Ridgewood and Glendale, which share one zip code, had 1,066 cases together.

In Southeast Queens, Jamaica had 1,060 cases and Far Rockaway had 1,111 cases.

Many of the hardest hit neighborhoods are low income areas with large Hispanic and Black populations. Hispanic and Black New Yorkers in New York City are dying at twice the rate of white New Yorkers due to the coronavirus, according to health department data.

Elsewhere, hundreds of people have tested positive cases in several Queens neighborhoods.

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.

Two men sentenced to life imprisonment in murder-for-hire of perceived business rival at Flushing karaoke club

The president of a Manhattan-based construction company and a California man were sentenced to life in prison in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday for orchestrating the murder of a businessman at a Flushing karaoke bar in 2019.

Qing Ming “Allen” Yu, 55, of Oyster Bay, and Zhe “Zack” Zhang, 35, of Arcadia, Calif., were convicted by a federal jury in October following a two-week trial for the contract killing of 31-year-old Xin “Chris” Gu, who worked at Yu’s company before becoming his business rival. The jury found the defendants guilty of murder-for-hire and murder-for-hire conspiracy for hiring a hitman to gun the victim down outside the Grand Slam KTV bar on Fowler Avenue