STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The rate at which New York City residents are dying of coronavirus-related issues is decreasing, according to the city Health Department’s most recent data.
Citywide, 11,708 residents are confirmed to have died of the virus, while an additional 5,228 fatalities are listed as probable — bringing the total to 16,936. The total number of deaths rose by 263 from Saturday to Sunday after an additional 403 were reported from Friday to Saturday.
A death is classified as “probable” if the person had no known positive laboratory test for the coronavirus, but had exhibited symptoms and has a death certificate listing “COVID-19” or an equivalent as the cause.
DEATHS ON STATEN ISLAND
The number of deaths on Staten Island rose by 16 from Saturday to Sunday, after an additional 23 were reported from Friday to Saturday, city data shows.
A total of 699 deaths reported on Staten Island, as of Sunday evening, includes 566 patients who tested positive for the virus, and 133 who were “probable” cases.
The city Health Department said of the patients who have died across New York City, 8,432 had underlying conditions; 66 had no underlying conditions and another 3,210 were unknown at this time.
Underlying conditions include diabetes, lung disease, cancer, immunodeficiency, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, kidney disease and gastro-intestinal/liver disease, officials said.
The overall number of coronavirus hospitalizations on Staten Island increased slightly from Sunday to Monday with an additional nine patients admitted to the borough’s two hospital systems.
The medical staff at Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze, is treating 181 patients, compared to 174 a day prior, a spokeswoman for the hospital said.
At the Prince’s Bay location, that number holds steady at 33.
Staff at Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton saw an increase of two patients during that same time frame, from 127 to 129 patients, a spokesman said Monday.
SIUH so far has treated and released 1,378 patients who tested positive for the virus, including 27 over the past 24 hours.
RUMC so far has treated and released 309 patients.
RATE OF INFECTION
Citywide, there were a confirmed 156,100 cases of coronavirus, as of Sunday evening, which represents an increase of 2,896 from Saturday.
Staten Island has the second highest rate of infection in the city, with 2,274 out of every 100,000 borough residents testing positive, city data shows.
The Bronx has the highest rate of infection, with 2,406 out of every 100,000 residents testing positive.