More than 5,000 deaths unaccounted for in New York’s coronavirus death statistics may be directly or indirectly linked to the pandemic, a study by the US Centers for disease control and prevention shows.
The data were analyzed from March 11 to May 2. According to official statistics of the authorities, as of May 10, 14,753 people died from the coronavirus in New York. Another 5,178 deaths were probably due to coronavirus, but in these cases, the presence of CAVID-19 was not confirmed by laboratory tests.
According to the authors of the observation, the expected baseline mortality values for this season in the city were exceeded by 24,172.
“The 24,172 deaths included 13,831 (57%) laboratory-confirmed deaths associated with COVID – 19, and 5,048 (21%) deaths likely associated with coronavirus,” the study, published on the website of the US Centers for disease control and prevention, said.
“This left 5,293 (22%) deaths that were not identified as confirmed by laboratory tests or as likely to be associated with COVID-19,” it notes.
The authors write that 5,293 deaths, unidentified as either confirmed or likely due to the coronavirus, “could have been directly or indirectly linked to the pandemic.” How many of these people died from the coronavirus, and how many as a result of the indirect effects of the pandemic remains to be determined, the study says.
It notes that the mortality rate from coronavirus in people with chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases is higher. And in cases with such people, the resulting death may not have been directly recognized as related to the coronavirus, the study says.
Also, according to the authors, the practice of distancing, increased demand for medical services, and public fear associated with COVID-19, could lead to people being slow to see a doctor or improper receiving medical care.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 80,000 people with coronavirus have died In the United States. As of 22.32 Moscow time, more than 1.34 million cases of coronavirus were registered in the country. By a total number of cases, deaths, and tests (more than 9 million), the US ranks first in the world.