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Teams are retrieving up to 280 bodies a day from NYC homes. Not all of them are counted in the official death tally

Posted On: 10 Apr 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Teams are retrieving up to 280 bodies a day from NYC homes. Not all of them are counted in the official death tally

Gov. Andrew Cuomo releases an official death toll for New York each day.
But that number only includes deaths of individuals who tested positive for the coronavirus and later died.
As of Friday morning, Johns Hopkins University had tallied 5,150 COVID-19 deaths in New York City.
Health officials told The New York Times the true number of deaths is likely much higher.
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About 120 death workers and US soldiers work around the clock to pick up as many as 280 bodies a day from New York City homes, according to The New York Times.
While many of these individuals likely died of the coronavirus, their deaths are probably not counted in the official death count, The Times' Ali Watkins and William Rashbaum reported.
New York City and the state as a whole collect their death toll differently.
The state tally is based on hospital data, which includes people who have tested positive for the virus and die in the facilities, The Times reported.
In the city, any patient who has had...

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