As of Thursday early morning, April 9th 2020, there have been 149,401 confirmed cases of COVID 19 discovered only in New York, with more than 76,876 of them, only at New York City. At least 6,268 people have died in NY.
All across 50 states Nationwide, more than 434,791 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, with around 34.36% of those cases only in NY. Nationwide, 16 states have confirmed more than 5,000 cases of COVID-19. More than 12,754 people have died from the virus in the U.S, and worldwide we have 88,502 deaths from COVID 19.
As of Thursday early in the morning, health officials have confirmed:
- Nationwide 435,000 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19
- In New York City, we have 76,876 cases of COVID 19
- In New York City we have 4,009 deaths
- In New York State we have 149,401 cases of COVID 19
- In New York State we have 6,268 deaths from the coronavirus.
- In New Jersey we have 47,437 cases
- In New Jersey we have 1,504 deaths
- In Connecticut we have 8,781 cases,
- In Connecticut we have 335 deaths
The racial disparity of COVID-19 deaths
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio released the numbers on Wednesday showing that New York City is no exception to the nations statistics. More than a third of the deaths have been Hispanic, while 28 percent have been black, 27 percent white, and 7 percent Asian.
And Mayor De Blasio said:
“We’re seeing folks who have struggled before really being hit particularly hard by the coronavirus… That’s a blatant inequality. We don’t accept it.”
From NYT we learn that, from research published on Wednesday from two teams operating independently, stated that, the earliest COVID 19 cases in the state were present in February — over a week before the first confirmed patient was announced — and that the virus had been brought over from Europe.
Sources: cdc.gov – nymag.com – Spectrum News NY1
By: Alex Ammohostianos