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COVID-19 death rates in New York City as of February 28, 2021, by age group

The death rate in New York City for adults aged 75 years and older was around 2,194 per 100,000 people as of February 28, 2021. The risk of developing more severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, and the virus also poses a particular threat to people with underlying health conditions.

What is the death toll in NYC?

The first coronavirus-related death in New York City was recorded on March 11, 2020. Since then, the total number of confirmed deaths has exceeded 29,300, while there have been more than 612,000 positive tests for the disease. The number of daily new deaths in New York City has fallen sharply since nearly 600 residents lost their lives on April 7, 2020. A significant number of fatalities across New York State have been linked to long-term care facilities that provide support to vulnerable elderly adults and individuals with physical disabilities.

The impact on the counties of New York State

Nearly every county in the state of New York has recorded at least one death due to the coronavirus. Outside of New York City, the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester have confirmed almost 8,000 deaths between them. When analyzing the ratio of deaths to county population, Rockland has one of the highest COVID-19 death rates in New York State. The county, which has approximately 325,700 residents, had a death rate of around 27 per 10,000 people as of February 22, 2021.

Death rates for COVID-19 in New York City as of February 28, 2021, by age group

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Release date

February 2021


United States (New York)

Survey time period

as of February 28, 2021, 1:00 pm

Supplementary notes

Statista's COVID-19 content is compiled from various sources. Although all of these sources are reliable, this may result in discrepancies in figures among different statistics, graphs, and charts.

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