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COVID-19 in the Bronx

The Mott Haven Herald and Hunts Point Express will bring you daily updates of COVID-19's impact on the Bronx.

Our data is provided by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygeiene.



Cases

Hospitalizations

Deaths


Cases

New Cases of COVID-19 in the Bronx

There were more cases of COVID-19 in the Bronx from the previous day.

Cases of COVID-19 in the Bronx & NYC

There were more cases of COVID-19 in New York City from the previous day.


Hospitalizations

New COVID-19 Hospitalizations in the Bronx

There were more COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Bronx from the previous day.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations in the Bronx & NYC

There were more COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York City from the previous day.


Deaths

New COVID-19 Deaths in the Bronx

There were more COVID-19 deaths in the Bronx from the previous day.

COVID-19 Deaths in the Bronx & NYC

There were more COVID-19 deaths in New York City from the previous day.

Notes

The unusually high increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths between April 6 and 7 is due to a combination of two factors:

  • A lag in reports from laboratories
  • A large transfer of hospitalization data about patients who were hospitalized before April 6

Beginning April 13, the NYC DOH changed the frequency of reports on cases and deaths from twice daily to once daily.

Beginning April 14, the NYC DOH began reporting figures for cases, deaths and hospitalizations on a 24 hour delay. These reports are released in the evening each day.

Data Collection Differences

The State Department of Health reports data on deaths from:

  • The State Hospital Emergency Response Data System
  • Daily calls to hospitals and other facilities that are caring for patients, such as nursing homes

The NYC Health Department reports data that reflect both:

  • Positive tests for COVID-19 confirmed by laboratories
  • Confirmations of a person’s death from the City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and our Bureau of Vital Statistics, which is responsible for the registration, analysis and reporting of all deaths in the city.

Due to the time required by the City to confirm that a death was due to COVID-19, the City’s reported total for any given day is usually lower than the State’s number.