NYC coronavirus death toll now over 2,400 with almost 65K cases

Another 218 peopled died of the coronavirus in the city overnight, bringing the Big Apple’s death toll to more than 2,400, officials said Sunday.

The number of confirmed cases of the contagion is now near 65,000, or 4,105 more than the previous 24 hours, they added.

Of that total, 14,205 patients are in hospital intensive-care units.

Queens continued to be hardest hit borough, with 21,781 cases as of Sunday afternoon. It was followed by: Brooklyn with 17,520; The Bronx with 12,738; Manhattan with 9,251 and Staten Island with 3,628.

The virus has exploded in the five boroughs since the first case was diagnosed March 1 and the first death reported March 14.

“What we’re seeing lately is between 200 and 300 more patients needing to be intubated every day,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a briefing.

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