More than 1,400 Known Coronavirus Cases in The Bronx

By Kevin Deutsch
kdeutsch@bronxjusticenews.com

The city has recorded 1,411 positive tests for coronavirus among Bronx residents as of Sunday morning, officials said.

Citywide, there were 9,645 confirmed COVID-19 infections as of 10 a.m., officials said, up sharply from the 7,530 total infections tallied one day earlier.

Authorities have said the actual number of infected New Yorkers is probably far higher than current data shows, due to local gaps in availability of coronavirus tests.

The official city data as of Sunday morning showed 2,715 confirmed coronavirus cases in Queens, 2,072 in Manhattan, 2,857 in Brooklyn, and 593 in Staten Island.

With the city now seeing more confirmed coronavirus cases than any municipality in America, Mayor Bill de Blasio Sunday said city hospitals are 10 days away from running out of life-saving equipment, including ventilators.

“If we don’t get more ventilators in the next 10 days, people will die who don’t have to die. It’s as simple as that,” de Blasio said on CNN.

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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.