New York's probable coronavirus deaths cause spike in U.S. fatalities
A medical worker outside a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center on April 16 in Brooklyn, New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
What's happening: The city is now accounting for New Yorkers who did not test positive for the coronavirus, but whose death certificates list COVID-19 as a suspected cause of death. As more states log probable cases, the country's death toll will increase.
Where it stands: There are 7,563 confirmed deaths in New York City and 3,914 probable deaths linked to COVID-19, per the city's health department.
- The city, as of Thursday evening, is reporting 138 more probable deaths than it did in its Monday report.
Flashback: The city began publicly recording probable cases earlier this week, which caused U.S. fatalities to jump by over 3,000 people.
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