It’s Not Just the Flu – Comparing Weekly Seasonal Influenza-Associated Deaths and COVID-19 Deaths in New York State

by Barnst

New York State has seen about 500 deaths from COVID-19 this week and about 100 deaths last week. This compares to about 150-200 flu-associated deaths during the worst of a normal season.

Seasonal flu mortality data from CDC’s Fluview using data from the National Center for Health Statistics Mortality Surveillance System.

COVID-19 data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center