New York City marked a grim milestone on Saturday, reporting its millionth COVID case since the start of the pandemic.
Confirmation came after the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s daily update of pandemic data. It shows 1,000,469 confirmed and probable cases through August 14th.
The city health department has also recorded more than 117,000 hospitalizations and 33,000 confirmed and probable COVID deaths during the same time period. Just over 8.8 million people live in the five boroughs, according to 2020 census data released this week.
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New York City marked a milestone on Saturday, reporting its millionth COVID case since the start of the pandemic.
The delta variant pushed the city over the threshold.https://t.co/YMw4rWRS9m
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) August 14, 2021
All of New York City is now a “high transmission” area, per the CDC, and the transmission rate is up almost 16% in just the last week alone, according to the city health dept.’s latest update. https://t.co/KxXCwNIhjp – @nbcnewyork
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 13, 2021