It marked the end of a four-month stretch since the city reported its first Covid-19 fatality on March 11. The confirmed daily death count hit its height on April 7 at 597.
It marked the end of a four-month stretch since the city reported its first Covid-19 fatality on March 11.
The confirmed daily death count hit its height on April 7 at 597.
Another 216 people were reported likely to have died from the virus despite no positive laboratory tests that day.
The City Hall spokeswoman Avery Cohen said in an emailed statement, that “New Yorkers have been the hero of this story, going above and beyond to keep each other safe,”
New York State reported five deaths statewide on Sunday but didn’t specify where those fatalities occured. The highest number of deaths statewide was reported on April 9, at 799.
New York City has reported a total of 18,670 confirmed Covid-19 deaths and 4,613 probable ones.
On Saturday, an additional 341 people tested positive for Covid-19 in New York City, a rate of 1.3%, according to state data. The city kicked off its Phase Three of reopening on Monday, allowing nail salons, tanning studios and dog runs to open.
“In the absence of national leadership, our city has stepped up to show what it means to reopen safely,” Cohen said. “With cases surging around the country, we know we can’t let our guard down just yet, and will continue to do everything we can to fight the virus together.”
Washington D.C. has also seen coronavirus deaths slow this month. Figures released by the mayor’s office on Sunday showed no new deaths in the past three days.
Overall U.S. deaths reported from Covid-19 were 134,904 as of Sunday, up 0.4% for the day.
Source : Bloomberg