NYC sees a coronavirus death every 2.9 minutes in horrific six-hour stretch
The coronavirus death toll in New York City surged to 914 on Monday afternoon, accelerated by six hellish hours that saw the tally spike by 124 — or one death every 2.9 minutes.
As of a 10:30 a.m. update from City Hall, the five boroughs had seen 36,221 confirmed cases of the contagion, with 790 confirmed fatalities.
But by 4:30 p.m., the number of cases had ticked up to 38,087 — while the deaths exploded to 914, according to City Hall.
Of the more than 38,000 cases, 7,741 patients, or about 20 percent, are hospitalized, the statistics show.
Queens remains the hardest hit borough by a sizable margin, with 12,756 cases, or just over a third.
Brooklyn (with 10,171 cases; 27-percent) comes in second, followed by The Bronx (6,925; 18-percent), Manhattan (6,060; 16-percent) and Staten Island (2,140; six-percent).
Monday’s horrifying leap followed a similar period on Sunday in which 98 deaths were logged.
During a press briefing earlier Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported that the Empire State as a whole had been hit by 66,497 diagnoses, with 1,218 deaths.