New data that the city’s Health Department released Sunday morning
shows the coronavirus pandemic continuing to take a horrific toll on the
Approximately 3,150 new cases and 161 deaths occurred in the last
day, the data revealed. As of 9:30 a.m. March 29, there were 32,308
positive coronavirus cases and 678 related fatalities.
Nearly 24 hours earlier, the Health Department accounted for 29,158
positive cases and 517 deaths. In little more than 24 hours, the number
of coronavirus patients went up 10.4%, while fatalities rose 31.1%.
Queens now has more than 10,000 confirmed coronavirus patients and
continues to be the city’s hot zone in the outbreak. The 9:30 a.m. March
29 numbers revealed that the “World’s Borough” has 10,373 cases, 219 of
which were fatal.
Brooklyn has the second-highest coronavirus cases in the city with
8,451 infections and 168 deaths, followed by the Bronx with 6,145
infections and 153 deaths, Manhattan with 5,438 infections and 94
deaths, and Staten Island with 1,866 infections and 43 deaths.
Approximately 20% of all coronavirus patients in New York City
(6,287) have required hospitalization, the Health Department noted.