We know right know that people are dying in New York City at 4 times the normal amount. In Paris, it is twice the normal rate of death. Not all of these deaths are being reported at deaths caused by the coronavirus… but officials are now suspecting that is exactly what they are.
If not deaths directly caused by a COVID-19 infection, experts believe that these deaths are because people were unable or unwilling to get medical help for serious illnesses, like a heart attack, stroke, and more. Some people fear going to a hospital and contracting COVID-19 more than they fear what could be ailing them.
The research looked at the average death toll for this time in these places, and suggested that as many as an additional 25,000 deaths have been directly or indirectly caused by the coronavirus across multiple countries. Spain was the leader, with over 7,000 ‘extra’ deaths, while New York City sat firmly in third with approximately 4,000.
These are scary numbers, and they are likely to get worse before they get better. At the time of writing, there are nearly 2.8 million confirmed coronavirus cases, with nearly 180,000 deaths. A bump of an addition 25k would be significant, for sure.