Chasm in the City | Bronx Free Press

Twice as terrible.

A new study details stark differences in coronavirus-related hospitalization and death rates throughout New York City boroughs – with the Bronx especially ravaged.

Published on Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the study found that COVID-19 death rates are nearly twice as high in the Bronx as they are in Manhattan.

The Bronx, which has the highest proportion of racial and ethnic minorities, the most individuals living in poverty and lowest levels of educational attainment, had higher rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths than all other boroughs.

In contrast, Manhattan, comprised of a largely white population, had the lowest death rates.

The study analyzed the total number of COVID-19 tests, hospitalizations, and deaths per 100, 000 persons using the population of each borough as a denominator.

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