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More than 5,500 Queens Residents Have Been Killed by COVID-19: DOH

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May 8, 2020 By Allie Griffin

More than 5,500 Queens residents have been killed by COVID-19 since the virus took ahold of New York City in March, according to newly released data.

In total, the coronavirus has killed 5,510 Queens residents and 19,702 New Yorkers across the five boroughs from March 11 through yesterday evening, according to the city’s Department of Health.

From Wednesday night to Thursday night, 162 more lives were lost in New York City.

The Queens death toll is second only to Brooklyn, where 5,805 residents have succumbed to the deadly virus–as of yesterday.

The numbers include both deaths of those who had tested positive prior to dying, as well as probable cases, where COVID-19 was determined as the cause of death although the victim was never tested.

In the World’s Borough, 4,332 residents who tested positive for the virus died of it and another 1,178 residents are believed to have been killed by the novel coronavirus.

Queens has often been referred as the epicenter of the epicenter of the pandemic and the number of cases hasn’t slowed. Queens still carries the highest number of residents infected with COVID-19 of the five boroughs.

A whopping 54,558 residents had contracted the disease as of Thursday at 6 p.m., according to the data.

Corona alone has had 3,884 residents infected with the virus, more than any other zip code. The adjacent neighborhoods of Elmhurst and Jackson Heights each have more than 2,000 cases as well — with 2,884 and 2,226 cases respectively.

In Southeast Queens, Far Rockaway has also been particularly hard hit. The neighborhood has 2,003 cases of COVID-19.

All five boroughs have had a combined 176,086 cases of COVID-19 — more than many nations.

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Flynn was not mentioned

Why are you bringing up Trump’s crimes in 2016?
They’re completely unrelated to the 80,000 Americans by Trump’s failure. Wonder why you’re afraid to address that. 🤔

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#shelostgetoverit

Cuomo the blood of nursing home patients on his hands
Keep defending him !

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The pandemic in 2020 is more important

Trump’s trying to redirect from the 80,000 dead Americans to something fake called…Obamagate? 😂
Why are you bringing up Trump’s crime from 2016? Misdirect fail.

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#loveflynn

Oh Mac you hurt my feelings
Now it’s obamagate !
General Glynn is a great patriot and you are dust in the wind

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Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the Russia investigation

That’s what Trump lovers call a patriot, sad! If he’s not guilty, how come he agreed to snitch? 😂

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Mac

Hashtagger as general-Barr and Trump are treasonous. Vice President Pence fired Flynn for lying to him about his contacts with Russian diplomats. It is illegal for private citizens to have meetings with foreign diplomats. This is an act of treason by Barr & Dotard Trump. If you support it, you’re a traitor as well.

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stan chaz

Looking at various comments, I see that the Archic Bunker mentality (or the lack of mental capacity) is still alive & well in Queens, NY. So sad, so sad….

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#dumpcuomo

Mac and Donna, I like the Andrew Cuomo Memorial Nursing Home since Little Andrew has been sending the elderly back to the homes where they have been dying. 5% of nursing home patients have died thanks to Andrew. Oh, yes: he’s single and loves his mother Matilda. He wants you to know that.

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General Flynn says:

I can’t wait to see Barack Obama and Alzheimer Joe doing a perp walk in handcuffs for what they did to me…should be an easy victory for us Republicans in the fall…Kevin McCarthy will make a great new speaker…

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Does that have anything to do with this story?

This is about COVID deaths in Queens.

What does Michael Flynn pleading guilty in 2016 have to do with that?

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Gardens Watcher

Patricia, Are you sure your sister isn’t exaggerating? From what I know, activity at grocery stores is about the same, beach access is restricted and it’s been chilly, and most people ARE wearing masks there.

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Suckafree

dumpdenlasio
What you said about Flushing residents is true but you forget to remember that employees in the local supermarkets refused to go to work forcing the owners and restaurants to close. The residents learned from what was going on in Asia and took actions which was to self quarantine, use sanitizers, temperature guns, masks, etc. We can open up, but we don’t emulate successful Asian countries practices which may not be appropriate in the US like being tracked. But companies already are talking about discriminating employees based on having tested with positive believing you can’t infect others, older workers or those with pre existing conditions will not be allowed to work, etc. Be careful of what you wish for.

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Mac

Hashtagger- You’re a broken record. Everyone is just cleaning up after Donald J Trump, The Orange Dotard. The one you helped get into office. Do us all a favor and stay home on Election Day, you’ve done enough damage..

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Donna

We’ll need more cemeteries and crematoriums. I suggest nationalizing drumpfh’s golf courses, with no monetary compensation. The grounds are already cleared and manicured and much of the infrastructure is already in place. He wants his name on everything so I suggest dj trump Covid Memorial Gardens.
Financing could be as simple as confiscating the fortunes of his backers and defenders. The RNC donor list, starting from the top, is a fine place to start.
they’re responsible. Make THEM pay

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Jerome

Send help to Queens! News media keeps reporting nationally mostly from Manhattan. Reporters are not wearing masks and smiling showing how empty the streets are and how the few people on the streets are practicing social distancing. Start a reality show in Queens. Call the Queens based show Covid 90210.

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Riley

Queens is overcrowded. Everyone is living on top of each other with deplorable standards of living and bad healthcare. Queens is only good for💰 rich & powerful.

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Charlotte

I am so worried living here. My late husband had a friend in construction. He tells me that masks are not made to wear continuously, for 8hrs or more…he says if I continue to wear them for a long period of time, I will have other problems. I do not want to get sick and I am afraid my children will send me to a nursing home.

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Patricia

My sister has a house in LI. Why is little to no focus being placed on what’s BEEN GOING ON ALL ALONG regarding those who fled to their HAMPTON homes in SUFFOLK COUNTY from NYC. It’s business as usual from what she tells me. There is little regard to the recommendations. She tells me Golf courses are packed. Grocery stores are packed. Carvel is open for business. Contractors are working everywhere. Beaches are packed like any summer day. No social distancing at curb side pick ups for food. I could go on and on. And she keeps putting Queens down!

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Ed

I used to live in Queens, NY near Sunnyside. I tell people in other parts of the country that my nearest neighbor used to be 10 feet away. They don’t understand because their nearest neighbor is 10 miles away…

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Heidi

Many Queens, NYC dwellers are living in multi generational housing situations. Younger people may be essential workers who go into the world then be carriers back into the household.

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dina

Watch “Hospitales De Nueva York Vacíos Desde Elmhurst Queens NY” on youtube posted by local resident Wilquis.

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Hj

Experts are saying that our density, mass transit and tourism are the reasons we have been hit so hard by this virus. I guess the words tourism and density also sum up the fact that NYC is a sanctuary city and safe space for thousands if not more than a million undocumented immigrants. They should just say it. Not just focus on it when they need an excuse for more aid. Focus on the reasons openly.

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Why is Trump so soft on border security?

You’re blaming immigrants huh?

4 years later, with a Republican senate, and Trump hasn’t built a single inch of border wall.

You voted for the president that’s weak on security, now you’re complaining? At least he gave everyone free money I guess.

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Linda

We should have a big parade when this is all over in Queens to celebrate our diversity and density. Its been getting such a bad rap lately.

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#fearandpanicinnyc

Andrew Cuomo is guilty of the deaths of senior citizens in nursing homes. He has also killed the economy. I look so forward to our turning into Detroit! Little Andrew also wants you to know that he is still single! BTW – stop blaming Trump for Little Andrew’s mistakes. Most of the deaths are from the elderly in nursing homes!

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Worst economy in history

Trump’s response so far:

* economy wiped out
* all-time high unemployment
* denying aid to NYC because he think’s Cuomo is mean
* 60,000 dead Americans and climbing. The person IN CHARGE of the health response thinks Lysol fixes it

…but yeah other than that Cuomo’s totally to blame 😂

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Laugh or cry - your call

The area hardest hit by Coronavirus is —- Corona. Got to appreciate the irony. Sort of like when Lou Gehrig was told he’s got Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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Juana

Some neighborhoods like Corona and Jackson Heights with high infection rates are known by NYers for illegal activities. Officials and the media hardly talk about it or do anything to stop it. Chances are that if you were born and raised in Queens you know all about it. Gambling, drug selling, prostitution are very common and taking place to a bigger degree compared to other areas. Last year, my friend took me to a private house that sold stolen goods. She was looking to buy her daughter a prom dress and was given a code name to get in. There were about 25 people in the apartment selling and buying illegal merchandise and my friend told me that the workers were armed. I had friends in school that would visit the brothels. They would tell me they take place in residential homes where rooms are illegally sectioned off. There are also a lot of gay minority youth in the area that work the streets due to the gay bars in the neighborhood. You can find people selling drugs on the streets and in some cases, stores. The city has some answers as to why some infection rates in certain areas might be so high but they choose to ignore it. Its why I left that area.

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see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside?

Someone send Corona Lysol injections!

Sure, Trump has cost us 60,000 American lives and counting, but we didn’t try the Lysol thing yet.

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Camila

AOC’s district! I used to live in Corona, still have friends there and not for nothing it has the most cases of Covid anywhere in NY. A good number of them are undocumented Spanish and Mexican immigrants. Many are essential workers and work at restaurants, bars, grocery stores, delis, construction, food vendors, etc. Do not forget to tip them well.

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CeeCee

Well the line at a Corona, Queens food pantry stretched for 8 blocks on Wednesday.

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Harriet

Half of Queens residents are white, but 90% of social distance arrests just this week were of people of color!!

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#dumpdenlasio

Corona and Elmhurst where you have multiple people living in one room who are told not to go out for their own good ! What a shock
Plus the general lack of communication and mixed signals about how the disease spreads
Add in generally poor health and dietary habits
Flushing which has a large Asian community handled the warnings quickly and better
Now it’s time to open up before we all end up in little Coronas while more people are out of work

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The economy took a giant Trump

Why is Trump denying aid to New Yorkers! We want to go back to work.

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Fran

I think this has a lot to do with the care people are receiving at hospitals in Queens. In the past, my primary care physician even advised me not to go to some of our local hospitals for inpatient procedures. The city should release the number of patients each hospital had and how many of them died. They know because hospitals are getting paid per covid patient. And it is a lot more money if the patient was put on a ventilator.

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Claude

Well done Cuomo, A complete idiotic response to the virus and total incompetence when it came to the Nursing Homes.

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