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I found an excellent source of COVID-19 information from the New York City health department (here). As of 4:30 p.m. April 2, it reports a total of 1,562 deaths, about 25% of the national total. The site does note that the recent daily figures are not final, and the page appears to be updated periodically, so the figures and graphs may be different by the time you check.
The site has excellent information on the age distribution of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Here is their graph of deaths per 100,000, by age group:
The figures aren’t shown in the graph, but you can see them by pointing at the bars. As they may change at the site, I’ll document them here: 0-17 0.00; 18-44 2.67; 45-64 18.58; 65-75 53.78; 75+ 130.35.
They also report counts in a daily report (here). This page may also update daily, so the figures may change by the time you check. Here’s my graph of the raw counts for each age group:
The preponderance of deaths among older New Yorkers is again pronounced, though a bit less so than the prior graph, because the 65-75 and 75+ age groups have significantly fewer people than the other groups.
Here is the graph on hospitalizations per 100,000 in NYC by age group:
As you can see, COVID-19 hospitalizations are significantly skewed toward the old in NYC, though less so than deaths.
This data suggests that the heightened vulnerability of older people to COVID-19, reported in other countries, is also the case in the US.
I want to commend the New York health department for putting together a very fine site, with a great deal of useful information. It is particularly encouraging that they adjusted the graphs above by population for the various age groups, which better conveys the risks faced by the different age cohorts.
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