The Bronx reached a grim milestone Thursday, surpassing 400 coronavirus-related deaths as the total number of confirmed cases in the borough eclipsed 9,000, authorities said.
As of 4:30 p.m., city officials had tallied 736 new coronavirus cases in the Bronx during the most recent a 24-hour period. A total of 9,343 patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Bronx, with 421 deaths confirmed, authorities said.
The highest concentration of positive cases in the Bronx appeared to be recorded in the neighborhoods of Allerton, Highbridge, Morrisania, Fordham, Bronx Park, Pelham, and Throggs Neck, according to data released by the city.
Aming the five boroughs, the Bronx has the city’s highest number of COVID-19 deaths per capita, the data shows.
Citywide, there were 49,707 confirmed coronavirus cases and 1,562 deaths attributed to the contagion as of 4:30 p.m., authorities said.
Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.