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What we're learning about NYC's 281 COVID-19 deaths

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 17:13:42-04

NEW YORK — New York City released data surround the 281 people who had died of coronavirus in the city as of Thursday morning and we're learning a little more about how the diesease is affecting different groups of people.

As is the case in other countries, the virus has been most fatal to seniors. At least 137 people 75 and over and 72 people from ages 65 to 74 have died, making up 75% of the victims. Another 20% have been between the ages of 45 and 65.

Still, 15 people between the ages of 18 and 44 have died from COVID-19, showing all adults are susceptible to the devastating illness.

The statistics show 60%, or 169, of the dead, as opposed to 112 women.

Queens has seen the most deaths of any borough with 92, good for one third (33%) of the deaths across the city. Brooklyn (23%) and the Bronx (22%) follow closely. Staten Island has only 21 of the deaths (7%).

Of the 281, 96% were said to have some form of pre-existing condition or underlying issue. Ten of the dead had none, with another 33 still pending investigation.

You can read the full report here.