As COVID Death Toll Climbs, a Grim Milestone is Reached in The Bronx

By Kevin Deutsch and Sasha Gonzales
kdeutsch@bronxjusticenews.com , sgonzales@bronxjusticenews.com

The Bronx reached a grim milestone this week, surpassing 2,700 deaths attributed to COVID-19, city data show.

Residing in the national epicenter of the pandemic, Bronx residents account for a confirmed 30,142 coronavirus infections, with 2,719 deaths recorded here as of Monday night, the data show.

Despite recording fewer confirmed COVID-19 infections than both Queens and Brooklyn, patients in the Bronx are roughly twice as likely to die after becoming infected than residents elsewhere in New York City, analysis of city data has shown.

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