Stark disparities in COVID-19 hospitalization and death rates among New York

Researchers found that COVID-19 hospitalization and death rates varied across New York City boroughs. The Bronx — with the highest proportion of racial/ethnic minorities, the most poverty, and lowest educational attainment — had higher rates of hospitalization and death related to COVID-19 than all other boroughs. These rates were lowest in affluent Manhattan, comprised of a predominately white population. COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 persons was nearly two times greater in the Bronx than in Manhattan.