By Kevin Deutsch
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.