The authorities in the US metropolis assume that the number of deaths due to the novel corona virus has increased dramatically to more than 10,000. New York health officials said Tuesday that more than 3,700 people who recently died from coronavirus-related lung disease Covid-19 are believed to have died without being diagnosed with coronavirus infection.
To date, New York City has reported nearly 6,600 deaths from the novel corona virus. Together with the 3,778 additional deaths, the number would now be more than 10,300.
Last week, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio admitted that the official death statistics are believed to be incomplete. According to this, people who died at home were not counted as victims of the corona virus, even if this was probably the cause of death.
The state of New York is the center of the pandemic in the United States. Before the additional 3,778 deaths in New York City became known, almost 11,000 corona deaths had been registered in the state of the same name. Nationwide, more than 25,400 people in the United States have died from coronavirus infections.
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