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Corona Has Seen More COVID-19 Deaths Than Any Other NYC Neighborhood

(NYC Health Dept)

May 18, 2020 By Allie Griffin

The poorer you are in New York City, the more likely you will die from COVID-19, newly released data from the city’s Health Department shows.

The death rate increases as income diminishes, according to COVID-19 data released today. The higher the poverty level the worse the likely outcome.

The data also showed that black and Hispanic New Yorkers have died at roughly twice the rate of white and Asian New Yorkers from coronavirus complications.

“This public health emergency has affected all of our communities,” Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said in a statement. “The data also show that this virus is not hitting New Yorkers equitably and that reality is guiding the COVID-19 response.”

Queens has had the second highest death rate among the five boroughs and many of its neighborhoods have seen a huge loss of life.

Corona, which ironically shares the same name as the devastating disease, has seen the greatest number of deaths and the most cases of COVID-19 in the city — with 369 dead and 4,234 cases as of 3 p.m. today.

Far Rockaway and Elmhurst has the third and fifth greatest numbers of deaths respectively among other New York City neighborhoods per zip code. Two zip codes in The Bronx came in second and fourth.

The data shows that 288 Far Rockaway residents have died from the virus and 2,152 residents have contracted it. Elmhurst saw 267 residents die and 3,303 infected with COVID-19.

Those numbers are based on the 15,983 New Yorkers who were known to be positive for COVID-19 before they died. There are another 4,823 probable deaths from COVID-19, where people were not determined as being positive prior to death– but the cause of death was assumed to be coronavirus.

In total, 20,806 New York City residents have been killed by the virus.

(NYC Health Dept)

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David

@BV- Mac is absolutely correct. How dare you use the word “exaggeration” with over a million sickened tens of thousands dead. The same scenario is playing out in places like South Dakota and Iowa. The workers who work in the huge butchers and live with many many other workers are the ones getting sick and dying. The same scenario played out in Singapore. You’re ignoring facts. Just look at Queens. The zip codes that do not have many illegally divided homes have exponentially lower case loads. Example North Eastern Queens Sunnyside Middle Village. Do some research.

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Mac

BV- I grew up in Sunnyside Sharing a bed room with 2 brothers so spare me your Holier than Thou nonsense. Multi generational homes are not illegally divided up homes. Illegally divided homes are death traps like the one that caught fire in Woodside about 8 years ago killing occupants. They also endanger firefighters. Fact!These zoning laws were put into affect for a reason. Neighbors when you see bells added to the basement of house or Matthew Flats Apartment Houses call it into code enforcement. We are not suppose to live 15 or 20 people to a house. It’s deemed dangerous and unsanitary. SRO’s are also illegal in most areas. How many rooms did that man up in Corona who was shoved down the stairs to his death By a deadbeat tenant have his single family house divided into? Illegally divided homes and SRO’s bring transients.

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arvin

The idea that people feared deportation for seeking healthcare is pure B,S…Who were the people flooding Elmhurst hospital seeking medical attention? Scandinavians? Italian immigrants? The media labeled Elmhurst hospital ground zero. Among the throngs of people how many had health insurance?.Who paid for their care? How many actually were citizens?

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Anonymous

And water is wet Kate. There is no economic equality clause in the U.S. Constitution nor should there be.

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BV

Mac..Greedy developers often make the same argument. The city does not want to put people on the streets or house them in hotels. Stop over exaggerating and passing judgement. Many people all over the world live in multi generational households and have more than one or two kids. Families come in all sizes and chose to house themselves according to their norms and means. I grew up with 3 siblings in a small two bedroom apartment and my grandparents would sleep in the living room. It was the best of times. Both my parents worked very hard and we lived in a happy and healthy environment. China’s population is more than a billion people and has less deaths from the pandemic compared to the USA.

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Mac

The Emergency Room doctor interviewed by the news back in March Said the patients she seen from the area (Corona/Elmhurst) had no place to quarantine. The patients were infecting entire households. The illegally divided up homes need to be brought back into compliance. These occupancy rules were created to help stem and control pandemics such as this outbreak. The city cannot continue to turn a blind eye to this dangerous and deadly overcrowding .

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Leticia

These areas have always been pretty bad with the Rats, Roaches and Slumlords still wanting you to pay a lot of money to live under that leaky roof with the plaster falling down. I left Corona at 20 years old and never looked back once I realized there was places in this city that you can live without having to share your food with the roaches.

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CC

Comes down to social norms. I see some cops in those areas trying to enforce social distancing policy to no avail.

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Ian

Wealth gap is the answer. I pray for everybody in those hard hit areas. I have friends there and it’s really bad

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Eli

It’s the lack of medical care that “certain” areas get. Nothing new. But the affects of covid are gonna be used to help speed up gentrification. I blame trump for scaring undocumented people into not seeking healthcare and treatment with his deportation threats.

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Dorothy

I knew it was rough in Corona but I didn’t know it was that bad. This is sad.

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Gabriela

It better to give money to the people to eat healthy. The school food and free food is no good. I like to buy food from market and cook but no have money.

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JC

There was a myth circulating widely in certain high death communities that only White and Asian folks could get covid. This likely led to a lack of preventative measures. The diseases of ‘lack of discipline’…..poor exercise, diet, etc : Diabetes, obesity, hypertension are often higher in minority communities and eventually they will find someone else to blame instead of themselves.

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saki

Those zip-codes always were known for crime, dirty living conditions and major health problems. Many are undocumented and minority that rent apartments and share them with many other people. They should gentrify the area.

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Laura

Why not do something nice and bus the people in Corona to the state capital for Memorial Day. I’m sure Cuomo will wear a mask during his press conference on that day. No one knows how hard it is living in Queens. My family worries everyday about my safety.

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#cuomoshaircut

Corona is a dense neighborhood where many people live in one room and use the number 7 train
Housing rules are never enforced and we are seeing the result

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bill

So its fine for the city to stereotype neighborhoods by race, class and health factors but when when “white” people do it you’re shut down and labeled as racists. They are also still relying on 10 year old census data. Sunnyside has never been more diverse.

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No one mentioned racism...

That’s completely false.

> its [sic] fine for the city to stereotype neighborhoods by race, class

It’s based on the number of recorded COVID infections and recorded poverty rates. It’s just facts. You don’t know what “stereotype means.”

Why are Trump lovers so misinformed about the things that make them rant?

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Eva

NYC had a surge in March 2020 of around 100k leaving the State for other parts of country or state (L.I.). I am sure most of them were middle class white folks of all ages.

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Guest

This is mind boggling. Poorer countries handled the disease much better, how is it that one of the richest country cannot take care of its poor? It’s a shame.

Another shame is total lack of communication from city/state/government. They should have utilized text alerts to inform people, most people do not watch the news or follow regulations, although government screwed up in the beginning too, don’t wear masks, then wear masks… How much sanitizing stores are doing? Who is inspecting? Who is checking if stores are following regulation, go to Brooklyn, Bronx, see some of the stores, nobody follows rules, they pack people into stores because stores don’t want to lose money, meanwhile disease spreads. There is absolutely no oversight or monitoring going on.

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Ministry of Truth

The coronavirus does not check a person’s bank account before infecting them.

It’s about density. The physically closer people are to each other, the easier it can get around.

Enough with the marxist class warfare nonsense.

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