Coronavirus claims 11 more Staten Islanders; more than 2K released from Island hospitals –

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- An additional 83 Staten Islanders tested positive and 11 more people died of coronavirus (COVID-19) from Thursday to Friday, according to the latest city statistics.

A total of 12,535 Staten Islanders have suffered from confirmed cases of COVID-19 from the start of the pandemic through Friday. Thursdays total was 12,452, according to the most recent numbers released by the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Citywide, there have been a total of 177,481 cases of COVID-19, according to Fridays statistics.

As the least populated borough, Staten Island makes up seven percent of the COVID-19 cases citywide. Our borough falls far behind Queens at 31 percent, Brooklyn at 27 percent, Bronx at 23 percent and Manhattan at 12 percent, as of Fridays statistics.

However, Staten Island is second behind the Bronx in the number of positive cases per 100,000 people.

The number of Staten Islanders who have died from the coronavirus is 852 as of Friday. Staten Islands fatality total was 841 on Thursday.

The death toll as of Friday evening includes 688 people who had a positive COVID-19 laboratory test and 164 people with death certificates that list COVID-19 or its equivalent as the cause of their demise, although they did not have a positive laboratory test for the coronavirus.

Citywide, 19,809 people have died of the coronavirus, with the number of confirmed deaths set at 14,482, while probable deaths total 5,313, as of Saturday.

Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) in West Brighton has had a total of 223 deaths related to COVID-19 as of Saturday, said Alex Lutz, a spokesman for the medical facility in West Brighton.

Staten Island University Hospital did not provide its total death toll as of Saturday.


RUMC has 60 admitted COVID-19 positive individuals, with 34 of those in-patients being treated in the Intensive Care Unit on Saturday. During the pandemic, RUMC has discharged 407 COVID-19 patients, including eight in the past 24 hours, Lutz said.

Staten Island University Hospital has 128 COVID-19 positive patients at the Ocean Breeze campus and 20 COVID-19 positive patients at the Princes Bay site, said spokeswoman Jillian M. OHara

A total of 1,669 patients with COVID-19 have been treated and released from Staten Island University Hospital.

Hospitalizations citywide during the pandemic are 44,256 as of Friday.

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