By Kevin Deutsch and Sasha Gonzales
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The Bronx reached a haunting milestone last week, surpassing 4,000 COVID-19 deaths in the city’s hardest-hit borough, data show.
Of the 40,689 coronavirus infections recorded across the Bronx, at least 4,042 have been deadly, according to the most recent city statistics, current as of Saturday.
Citywide, nearly 179,ooo New Yorkers have been sickened and at least 19,931 killed by COVID-19, records show.
Bronxites have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, city data show, with the borough continuing to tally the city’s highest per capita rates of COVID-19 hospitalization and death.
The Bronx’s rate of death per 100,000 residents is almost twice that of Manhattan, the city’s wealthiest and whitest borough, which has the lowest rates of coronavirus hospitalization and death.