On Sunday, the first report in New York City marks the one-year anniversary of coronovirus-related deaths, the city will hold a virtual commemorative event honoring New Yorkers who have died of the virus.
Since the onset of the epidemic, Nearly 30,000 people have died In relation to the virus in New York City.
“We are going to have a sense of respect and love on Sunday for families who have lost loved ones in this crisis,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday at a press conference. “We’re going to miss the people we’ve lost.”
The memorial, which will be streamed online on the city’s website and on social media platforms at 7:45 pm, will have the names and photos of some victims.
of city First confirmed death related to virus The announcement was made last March 14. The victim was an 82-year-old woman with emphysema who was hospitalized in Brooklyn. One of the first people in the state to test positive for the virus, he was admitted to the hospital on 3 March, as the number of cases of the virus began to climb.
although Unclear at the time, the woman’s death marked a turning point for the city. The next day after the authorities confirmed it, Mr. De Blasio announced plans to close the city Public schools, bars and restaurants.
A few days after the announcement of Mr. de Blasio, the government called Andrew M. Cuomo announced widespread closure orders for businesses across the state. At the time, the city had about 5,600 confirmed cases of the virus, although with limited testing, public health officials thought the exact number of infections was the highest. Researchers later said the virus was most likely Was spreading to the city first Than residents initially realize, leading to another undercount.
In the weeks that followed, the epidemic became widespread, increasing daily life as the city became the center of the nation’s outbreak. Hospitals filled up and were quickly overwhelmed. As the fatalities increased, the hospital morgue, funeral homes, cemeteries and crematoriums were Overflowing with bodies And quickly became a backup.
Even as the virus has slowed down somewhat, the city’s total deaths alone are higher than all four US states. Over the past seven days, the city has reported an average of 102 daily virus related deathsAccording to a New York Times database.
In New York State, approximately 48,000 people have died of virus-related causes, the second-largest total death of any state in the country after California.