18 million people live in NY. US Population is 330 million.
18 million people die per year of heart disease in the US.
If you divide the NY population by the US population you get .054
.054 of the NY population is about 100,000
Divide that by 365 and you get 274.
So this is disease is three times more deadly than heart disease so far in NY. Horrible, yes! Tragic? Yes!
I just try to keep this in perspective with other causes of death and realize that the world is not coming to an end.
My county has had 287 cases out of population of 1.1 million. We have had 4 deaths and over 102 people recover. Try to look at all the numbers, not just the death toll. Look for good numbers. Less than 1.5 percent death rate from Covid 19 in our county and well over 33% recovery rate so far.