You are reading

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)

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Gunman who fired shots at the Ravenswood Houses in Long Island City remains at large: NYPD

Police from the 114th Precinct in Astoria and PSA 9 are continuing their search for a gunman who allegedly opened fire at the Ravenswood Houses in Long Island City last month.

The incident occurred during the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 18, when officers responded to a 911 call and a ShotSpotter activation for multiple shots fired at 21-25 35 Ave. at the Ravenswood Houses NYCHA complex just after 2 a.m., according to authorities.

Popular places where you can watch the Super Bowl in Queens

Feb. 2, 2023 By Tammy Scileppi

Hey, football fans! Game time is fast approaching, and across the city and here in Queens, you can feel the excitement brewing as the two teams prepare to take the field on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 12. So, kick back and watch the big game, and don’t miss Rihanna’s exciting performance during halftime. 

Borough president hears from community members on budget needs throughout Queens

During a two-day public hearing on the mayor’s 2024 preliminary budget, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. listened to testimonies from 14 community board representatives, community stakeholders and members of the public on where the money should be spent in Queens. 

The public hearings were held both in-person and via Zoom on Monday, Jan. 30, and Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Queens Borough Hall. The testimonials will be used to develop the Queens Borough Board’s FY24 preliminary budget priorities in the coming weeks. 

‘He didn’t deserve to die’: Borough President Richards leads emotional candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards held a candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols outside Queens Borough Hall Monday, Jan. 30 after Nichols’ death at the hands of police officers in Memphis, Tenn., made national headlines for the brutality in which the officers beat him.

Almost immediately after news broke about Nichols’ death, the Memphis police officers who beat him to death were fired and charged with murder. The police department released the body cam footage of the fatal beating on Jan. 27, but many people, including some at the vigil, have refused to watch it due to its extremely graphic nature.

Long Island City teen sentenced in fatal shooting of ‘beloved’ school teacher at Queensbridge Houses in 2020: DA

A Long Island City man on Friday, Jan. 28, was sentenced to 19 years in prison for the 2020 fatal shooting of a public school social studies teacher who was out walking his dog when he was caught in the crossfire during a confrontation between gang rivals in broad daylight, just blocks from his home, according to Queens District Attorney’s office.

Ike Ford, 19, of 12th Street, in Long Island City, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree before Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder. The teacher, George Rosa, 53, was shot in his abdomen by a stray bullet fired by Ford, who was just 17 years old at the time of the shooting but was sentenced as an adult given the severity of the crime, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.