New York is about to cross another tough milestone. New data show 70,000 deaths from COVID-19, or enough to fill both the Mets Citi Field and Madison Square Garden.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 69,967 deaths in Empire State as of Friday.
The State Health Department on Saturday aggregated 55,029 COVID-19-related deaths so far, as reported by hospitals, elderly housing with care, and adult care facilities, while the CDC reports by state and city health. Employees who provide more complete figures based on the death certificate data made.
The state’s 60,000 deaths were crushed in mid-December as the coronavirus Omicron wave struck New York.
New York City was hit when the vaccine was unavailable and local hospitals were overwhelmed by limited treatment during the first outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020. Those who died in the meantime still account for a significant proportion of the total number of deaths in the state. Health experts say.
“That’s not that surprising,” said Dr. Ayman El-Mohandes, Dean of the City University of New York School of Public Health, who said the state had reached the tragic 70,000 mark.
“Many deaths occurred during the early onslaught in New York, and frontline workers had to go to their jobs. They couldn’t quarantine themselves. It had an impact. “
According to the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, New York has the 11th highest mortality rate of any state in the country, or 348 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Mississippi currently has the highest per capita mortality rate of 412 per 100,000 inhabitants.
New Jersey is the fifth highest, with 373 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.
According to an analysis of New York Health Department data by El-Mohandes, Bronx has the highest mortality rate of any major county in New York, at 370 per 100,000.
Queens lags behind with a mortality rate of 356 per 100,000, followed by Brooklyn with 338 deaths per 100,000.
Staten Island had a mortality rate of 294 per 100,000 and Manhattan had a mortality rate of 228 per 100,000.
Hospitalizations and deaths have decreased in New York, thanks to significantly higher immunization rates and better treatment, officials said.
“Vaccination is the best way to keep yourself, your community, and your loved ones safe from COVID-19,” said Governor Kathy Hokul.
“We have made great strides in the fight against COVID, but we can’t stop now. If you haven’t got your first dose, second dose, or booster yet, get them today. Is free and effective and is readily available throughout the state. “
El-Monandes should be aware of the emergence of BA2 strains and rising COVID rates elsewhere and should be vaccinated if people are “personally responsible” and do not practice proper personal hygiene. I agreed to be.
Meanwhile, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent refugee crisis have caused concerns, as has the recent rise in COVID infection rates in Europe and Asia, including China, he said.
“We need to be very, very vigilant. We must be vigilant,” El-Mohandes said.
Former CDC director under former President Barack Obama and New York City Health Commissioner under then Mayor Mike Bloomberg said prevention and better preparation are the best medicines. ..
“We don’t know how COVID will evolve or how long the immunity gained from infection or vaccination will last,” Frieden said. The person who tweeted When COVID-19 was first infected with Big Apple, “I will never forget the constant jarring sound of sirens.”
“It is important that we stay vigilant, continue learning and planning, use the effective tools we have, and adapt precautions to the level of spread in each community.
“The increase in COVID in Europe can be a precursor to the increase in the United States. COVID will not go away, but to limit its impact from vaccines and masks to treatment, testing, ventilation and monitoring. There are more tools than ever before. You need to use them. Effectively. “
He puts money in their mouths to elected officials by strengthening funding for “aging” and “obsolete” infrastructure in US public health to prepare for future emergencies. I urged you to enter.