STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.— Data shows that the rates at which New Yorkers are becoming infected and dying from coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to flatten, while tragically the total number of deaths on Staten Island has surpassed 700.
Citywide, 11,820 residents were confirmed to have died from the virus, as of Monday evening, while an additional 5,395 deaths are listed as probable cases — bringing the total to 17,215.
The total number of deaths rose by 279 on Monday, 263 on Sunday, 403 on Saturday and 422 on Friday, according to city Department of Health data.
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
There were 710 deaths reported on Staten Island, as of Monday evening, including 572 patients who tested positive for the virus and 138 who were “probable” cases.
The number of new deaths rose by 11 on Monday, after 16 were reported Sunday and 23 were reported Saturday, data shows.
The city Health Department said of the patients who have died across New York City, 8,495 had known underlying conditions, 68 had no underlying conditions and the conditions of 3,257 others were unknown.
Underlying conditions could include diabetes, lung disease, cancer, immunodeficiency, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, kidney disease and gastro-intestinal/liver disease, officials have said.
The number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations throughout Staten Island’s two hospital systems decreased by seven from Monday to Tuesday.
Medical staff at Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton report 122 patients treated for the virus Tuesday, after reporting 129 on Monday, and 127 on Sunday, according to a spokesman for the hospital.
Staff at Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze, is treating 176 patients, compared to 181 a day prior, a hospital spokeswoman said. However, the Prince’s Bay location saw an increase of five patients, from 33 to 38.
RUMC so far has treated and released 319 patients, including 10 over the past 24 hours
SIUH so far has treated and released 1,398 patients who tested positive for the virus, including 47 over the past 48 hours.
RATE OF INFECTION
Citywide, there were a confirmed 157,713 COVID-19 cases, as of Monday, which represents an increase of 1,613 from a day earlier. There were 2,896 new cases reported Sunday, and 2,628 new cases reported Saturday.
On Staten Island, officials reported 11,520 positive cases, an increase of 96 from Sunday to Monday.
Staten Island has the second highest rate of infection in the city, with 2,293 out of every 100,000 borough residents testing positive, city data shows.
The Bronx has the highest rate of infection, with 2,437 out of every 100,000 residents testing positive.