New York City doesn’t have a slower death rate. They ran out of tests for the dead.
Mark Levine, Chair of NYC Council Health Committee:
“We simply don’t have the testing capacity for the large numbers dying at home. Now only those few who had a test confirmation before dying are marked as victims of coronavirus on their death certificate. This almost certainly means we are undercounting the total number of victims of this pandemic,”
Edit: Also, we have already passed yesterdays new infections in the US. Don’t think it has peaked as reported by mainstream media. Live numbers here: www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Early on in this crisis we were able to swab people who died at home, and thus got a coronavirus reading. But those days are long gone. We simply don't have the testing capacity for the large numbers dying at home. 6/
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) April 6, 2020