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Mayor de Blasio Refuses to Release Complete Neighborhood Breakdown of COVID-19 Cases
Mayor de Blasio Refuses to Release Complete Neighborhood Breakdown of COVID-19 Cases

March 27, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Mayor Bill de Blasio has repeatedly said that he has no plans of releasing a neighborhood breakdown of coronavirus cases, despite numerous requests from reporters and the public.

The mayor has only released borough breakdowns of the number of cases each day as the pandemic worsens and has said the city hasn’t seen any clusters.

In Queens, more residents have died from COVID-19 than in any other borough. The overall number of cases in Queens has swollen to more than 8,000 as of this morning and 124 of those cases resulted in deaths.

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The city’s public Elmhurst Hospital in Queens has been overrun with seriously ill coronavirus patients — including 13 who died in a 24-hour span, officials said Wednesday.

A spokesperson for the city public hospital systems said Elmhurst is “at the center of this crisis,” and that the number of deaths recorded between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon was consistent with the crush of patients.