To date, New York City has seen at least 25,000 deaths, by New York Times data, and may have thousands more attributable to it; Brooklyn and Queens remain the third- and fourth-deadliest COVID counties in the entire country.
In his final Covid briefing of 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday, March 14, 2021, will be a day of remembrance.
“We need to recognize 25,000 of our fellow New Yorkers gone — that’s something we have to always mark going forward,” de Blasio said.
“We got to remember them by 1) being there for their families, by 2) honoring those who did so much to try to save them, and 3) by working to make this city better all the time in their memory.”
March 14 is the day the first person died of Covid in New York City.