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

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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)

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Why has Trump's response cost so many lives?

Trump had all the info on January. But he didn’t do anything until April? Why are game show hosts bad at government?!

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Anne

My sister bet right. She told me that NYC would reach 10000 this week. I lost my bet and now i owe her a pack of charmin ultra soft toilet paper. I only have 4 packs left and you cannot find that brand anywhere!!

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