The number of victims of the new coronavirus pandemic in New York amounted to more than 30 thousand people. It already exceeded the total number of residents of the city who died in World War II, the conflict in Vietnam, as a result of Hurricane Sandy, and during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Mayor Bill de Blasio stated this at a ceremony dedicated to those who died from COVID-19.
“The main thing is the number of dead. My every day starts with this list. There are more than 30 thousand people in it today,” he said. “We can hardly imagine such a number. That’s more than the number of New Yorkers who died in World War II, Vietnam, Hurricane Sandy, and September 11, 2011.”
“Every family has been affected in some way by this grief, this pain. But New Yorkers are always together, and today they gathered to show their love and support. Together, we will rebuild the city,” de Blasio added.
On Sunday evening, a memorial service was held at the Brooklyn Bridge to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of the pandemic. During the event, photos of those who died from the disease caused by the coronavirus were broadcast on the bridge supports. The number of confirmed cases of infection in the metropolis reaches 651,025.