Nearly 11,000 New Yorkers have died from COVID-19. These 10 underlying health issues are killing the most.

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As of Wednesday at 8 a.m., New York State reports 10,834 residents have died from COVID-19. Over 6,000 New Yorkers have died from the virus in the past eight days.

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Of the 10,834 deaths, 88.5 percent have had at least one underlying health issue, according to the New York State Department of Health. The New York State Department of Health's fatalities database lists the 10 most common underlying health issues in fatalities. They are as followed:

  • Hypertension: 6,142
  • Diabetes: 4,061
  • Hyperlipidemia: 2,146
  • Coronary Artery Disease: 1,329
  • Dementia: 1,164
  • Renal Disease: 1,161
  • COPD: 885
  • Atrial Fibrillation: 870
  • Cancer: 805
  • Congestive Heart Failure: 717

Fatalities by Age Group

  • 0 to 9: 1
  • 10 to 19: 6
  • 20 to 29: 48
  • 30 to 39: 169
  • 40 to 49: 418
  • 50 to 59: 1,065
  • 60 to 69: 2,109
  • 70 to 79: 2,888
  • 80 to 89: 2,755
  • 90 & Over: 1,371
  • Unknown: 4

Fatalities By Sex

    • Female: 4,364 (40.3%)
    • Male: 6,461 (59.6%)
    • Unknown: 9 (0.1%)