The coronavirus in New York, by the numbers

Mayor Bill de Blasio tours Flatbush
Mayor Bill de Blasio tours Flatbush
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Mayor Bill de Blasio tours Flatbush with Councilmembers Farah Louis and Mathieu Eugene and Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte.

The coronavirus in New York, by the numbers

New York has the most cases. Here’s a look at other key figures in the state.
August 6, 2020

How do you measure an outbreak? The coronavirus pandemic hit New York state harder than almost anywhere else in the world. While the disease continues to rapidly spread in other areas of the country, the worst of the local outbreak seems to be behind us.

But the government continues to provide data that can help put the past, present and future of the pandemic in context. Consider these numbers to be a snapshot in time of an ongoing crisis.

New York state

25,185The number of people who have died after testing positive for the coronavirus, as of Aug. 6. There were 3 deaths on Aug. 5, and there were 3, 3 and 4 deaths on the three preceding days.

418,928– People who have tested positive for the coronavirus, as of Aug. 6. There were 703 positive tests on Aug. 5.

6,298,805– The number of people who have been tested for coronavirus in New York state, as of Aug. 6. 2,805,598 of the tests have been conducted in New York City.

570 – The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus on Aug. 5. There were 536, 568 and 564 hospitalizations on the three preceding days.

132– The number of patients in intensive care units on Aug. 5. There were 136, 139 and 134 ICU patients on the three preceding days.

New York City

16,314– Number of confirmed coronavirus deaths of New York City residents reported by the state, as of Aug. 6. The city reported 23,563 deaths, including 18,938 confirmed deaths and 4,625 probable deaths, as of Aug. 6.

226,914Confirmed number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus, as of Aug. 6. There were 333 positive tests on Aug. 5.

Elsewhere

4,842,313The number of positive tests for the coronavirus across the United States, as of Aug. 6. Of U.S. cases, 9% have been in New York state, which has 6% of the country’s population.

-with reporting by Jeff Coltin, Rebecca C. Lewis, Annie McDonough, Zach Williams and Holly Pretsky.

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