The State of New York is USA’s fourth largest state by population, with about 19.454 million people (5.9% of USA’s population), roughly the same population as the Eastern European country Romania, the sixth most populous nation in the EU. NY is the 27th largest American state by geographical area, with just 1.43% of the country’s area.
New York State now has 140,078 Coronavirus cases, which is more than 207 countries which have reported COVID-19 cases. Only Spain with 141,942 cases has more. The death count stands at 5,558, which is higher than the death count of all countries except Italy, Spain, France, and UK.
Combined with the two neighbouring states of New Jersey and Connecticut (the three including New York are commonly referred to as the “Tri-state Area”), there are over 192,275 cases, 35.5% more than Spain, the country with the second highest number of cases after the USA. The combined death count of the Tri-state Area is 7,067, which is lower than only three countries outside of the US (Italy, Spain, and France).
New York City (not the capital of the state), USA’s largest city and the world’s 38th largest, has a population of over 8.622 million people. NYC alone has over 77,000 cases, which is just less than six countries. In other words, if New York City were a country, it would be No.7 in terms of most number of cases.
Almost 20% of the approx. 36,000 uniformed officers of New York Police Department (NYPD) are absent from work due to illness, up from 12% on March 28. More than 2,000 have tested positive for Coronavirus and 12 officers have died, as per CNN.
USA has 395,857 Coronavirus cases, which is more than the combined total cases in the next three countries (Spain, Italy and Germany).
It is surprising that the world’s most advanced country, which spends 16.9% of GDP as public expenditure on health (by far the highest in the world), not only has the highest absolute number of cases, but is No.8 in terms of “Incidence Rate“. Despite such a high expenditure on healthcare, America has only tested 5,962 people per million residents, compared to 18,915 in Switzerland, 18,187 (est.) in Spain, 16,631 (est.) in Germany, 12,868 in Austria, 12,328 in Australia, 11,920 in Italy, and 9,318 per million in South Korea.
Read my earlier post “IS CORONAVIRUS ON ITS WAY OUT?”
LATEST UPDATES (at 10:30 pm UTC):
- The world now has over 1.425 million cases
- The global death toll is almost at 82,000
- India has 5,351 cases and has reached 160 deaths as per covid19india.org
- Spain became the first country with an Incidence Rate of over 3/1000 and Switzerland has an Incidence Rate of almost 2.6/1000
- USA looks all set to cross 400,000 cases in a few hours
- France became the fifth country (after USA, Spain, Italy and Germany) to cross 100,000 cases and overtook Germany, which had crossed 100,000 on April 6
- Turkey became the 9th country with over 30,000 cases, Israel the 18th with over 9,000 cases, Russia the 20th with over 7,500 cases, Denmark and Czechia the 26th and 27th with over 5,000 cases, Qatar the 45th with over 2,000 cases and Moldova the 62nd with over 1,000 cases
- USA became the third country with over 12,500 deaths, France the 4th with over 10,000 deaths, UK the 5th with over 6,000 deaths, Belgium and Germany the 9th and 10th with over 2,000 deaths
- 14 countries have 500+ deaths (up from 13 on April 3)
- 29 countries have 100+ deaths (up from 23 on April 3)