COVID Deaths Soar in Co-Op City: Data

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

At least 155 Co-op City residents have died of COVID-19, accounting for one of every 282 residents of the sprawling affordable housing complex, according to new data released by the city.

Almost 4,300 of the Bronx’s estimated 1.4 million residents have perished from the novel coronavirus—a higher death rate than any other borough, the data show. And Co-op city, with its large elder population and thousands of low-wage, front-line workers, is among the hardest hit communities in America.

The virus has cut a deadly swath through the Bronx, with infected residents of the borough roughly twice as likely to die here than those infected elsewhere in the city.

As of Wednesday night, at least 20,934 people have died of coronavirus across the five boroughs, data show.

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