The number of coronavirus cases continues to grow as New Yorkers anxiously await the apex in quarantine.
On April 2, Governor Cuomo announced that New York State has a total of 92,381 cases, up 8,669 since the day before. Of those cases, 2,373 were fatal.
According to the city Department of Health, as of 9:30 a.m. New York City has 48,462 positive cases of coronavirus, though the number given by Cuomo during his 11:30 a.m. briefing shot up to 51,809. Of the city cases, Queens continues to lead the way with 34% of the city’s infections, or 16,336 in total.
Brooklyn has the second-highest number of positive infections with 12,893 cases (27%), followed by the Bronx with 9,107 cases (19%). Manhattan has 7,278 cases (15%) while Staten Island has 2,723 (6%).
The DOH states that so far 1,397 people have succumbed to the virus: 448 in Queens, 382 in the Bronx, 328 in Brooklyn, 165 in Manhattan and 73 in Staten Island. Of those deaths, 1,046 patients had confirmed underlying conditions.