REVEALED: 66% of New York state coronavirus hospitalizations are people staying at HOME and NOT essential workers – which begs question: Does lockdown even work?

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
By Paul Martin

A study of hospitals last week found that of 1,000 patients, 66 percent were people staying at home
73% of the new hospitalizations were people aged 51 and over and 96% had underlying health conditions
Most were in Manhattan – 21% – but 18% of the new hospitalizations were in Long Island
In New York City, 90% of those who answered said they had not been taking public transport
Cuomo said it showed that the new infections were down to ‘personal behavior’ but generally, the lockdown in New York has produced the right results
Deaths, hospitalizations and intubations are all down but the state remains in lockdown until May 15
Cuomo said he is ‘vindicated’ by the states that are seeing numbers continue to rise throughout reopening
There are now 19,877 deaths in New York state and more than 321,000 cases of the virus
Across America, there have been more than 1million cases and 72,000 deaths
Recent data shows that while New York’s numbers are decreasing, the rest of America’s are on the rise

By JENNIFER SMITH
DAILYMAIL.COM
6 May 2020

The majority of people who are still being hospitalized with the coronavirus across the state of New York are staying at home and are not essential workers, new data has revealed.

In a study of some 1,000 new patients admitted to New York hospitals over the last week, 66 percent were staying at home and 18 percent had come from nursing homes, meaning they either became infected by going out to get groceries or other essential items, or from seeing people outside of work.

Gov. Cuomo said they were clearly becoming infected as a result of personal behavior, something that can’t be controlled by his lock-down, but that it stands because generally the numbers in New York are decreasing whereas cases everywhere else in America are on the rise.

There are now 19,877 deaths in New York state and more than 321,000 cases of the virus. Across America, there have been more than 1million cases and 72,000 deaths.

Recent data shows that while New York’s numbers are decreasing, the rest of America’s are on the rise.

More than 80 percent of the new New York hospitalizations had not taken any public transport since the stay-at-home order began in March and that number rose to 90 percent in New York City, but only 55 percent of study respondents answered the question on transport.

Of all the new hospitalizations, 73 percent were over the age of 51. The worst affected group were people aged 61 to 70 who accounted for 20 percent of the hospitalizations.

Almost all of them – 96 percent – had underlying conditions. Most cases were in Manhattan, with 21 percent coming from there, but almost as many – 18 percent – were in Long Island.

Cuomo revealed the data on Wednesday at his daily briefing. It came from a survey of hospitals conducted over the last week in an effort to drill down on why so many people were still becoming infected and who they were.

He said that while it shows the number of new infections is being caused by ‘personal behavior’ and not the lockdown, the stay-at-home order had generally thwarted the virus enough that it still a good overarching plan.

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