Even in a pandemic, the natural cycles of life and death continue, and nobody knows this better now than the obstetricians and midwives working in New York City. Weddings can be postponed, birthday parties and Botox rescheduled. A baby’s arrival cannot. City hospitals not only juggle thousands of coronavirus-positive patients every day, but also the […]
By Caroline Chen and TuAnh Dam New York City had its first COVID-19 case on March 1, and in less than two months, the number of confirmed cases has spiked to more than 160,000. And nearly 12,000 New Yorkers have died. Behind these numbers are sad stories of people struggling in an overwhelmed healthcare system. […]
Thursday, April 30 Cuomo Suspending Overnight Subway Service Following multiple reports of homeless people camping out in subways cars and because of COVID-19, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made an unprecedented announcement on Thursday. For the first time in its 115-year history, the New York City subway system will not offer 24/7 service. Beginning Sunday, […]
The New York State Nurses Association, the state’s nurses’ union, sued the New York State’s Department of Health and two medical centers Monday over working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The union filed three lawsuits—against New York’s Department of Health, Montefiore Medical Center, and Westchester Medical Center. A press release issued by the union states […]
Coronavirus is spreading through New York City like wildfire. The data visualization uses NYC data to paint a clearer picture of how residents are affected.
New data released by the Bureau of Communicable Disease Surveillance System has highlighted a startling trend in coronavirus deaths: African American and Hispanic patients are the most heavily affected by the virus, although at this point, this information has been reported on only 63 percent of cases. In New York City, 34 percent of fatalities […]
Data on cases, hospitalizations and deaths in New York City by borough, age and sex.
A Navy hospital ship is deploying in New York Harbor in support of the city’s pandemic-stressed healthcare system
Nurses treating COVID-19 patients throughout many of the city’s hospitals are reporting that they don’t have enough protective gear. As the virus continues to spread through the city, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that more personal protective gear, and masks are on their way. For anxious nurses, the relief can’t come soon enough. Reports of supply […]
For emergency room doctors, the battle against coronavirus is jarring, graphic and overwhelming. Hear Dr. Alyssa Nguyen-Phuc talks about her experiences in this COVID-19 pandemic.
The coronavirus continues to spread. NYCityLens tracks the locations of confirmed cases throughout New York, as information is released by state officials.
Dr. Ian Lipkin, an infectious disease expert from Columbia University, did research in China as the pandemic got underway
After days of mounting pressure, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that public schools in the city would close
“It’s the business,” one detective said to the other when he saw the dynamite. Soon it would explode
On Tuesday March 10, former Vice President Joe Biden won primaries in the states of Idaho, Michigan, Missouri, Montana and Washington. His opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders, won in North Dakota. Despite recent losses, Sanders announced Wednesday that he would stay in the race. Sanders faced a blow to his campaign that only two weeks ago […]