Variation in COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Deaths Across New York City Boroughs

JAMA. 2020 Jun 2;323(21):2192-2195. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.7197.

Abstract

This study describes demographic characteristics and hospital bed capacities of the 5 New York City boroughs, and evaluates whether differences in testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), hospitalizations, and deaths have emerged as a signal of racial, ethnic, and financial disparities.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Betacoronavirus*
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Coronavirus Infections / mortality
  • Female
  • Hospital Bed Capacity / statistics & numerical data
  • Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • New York City / epidemiology
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / mortality
  • Population Density
  • Socioeconomic Factors

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2