NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The coronavirus pandemic has had a severe impact on New York City’s homeless population.
According to the Coalition for the Homeless, as of June 1, the homeless mortality rate was 321 per 100,000 people.READ MORE: Israeli Airstrike In Gaza Destroys Building Housing Foreign Media
That’s for people sleeping in New York City shelters.
At the same time, the overall city rate stood at 200 deaths per 100,000 people.READ MORE: Over A Third Of States Are Ending COVID-19 Mask Mandates
As of May 31, there were 926 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in approximately 179 shelters.
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