In an effort to inflate the death toll due to coronavirus, New York City has added nearly 4,000 people who ‘never tested positive’ but were ‘presumed’ to have had the virus at th time of death.
New York City is not the only city in the U.S. to include ‘presumptive’ coronavirus deaths in their total. Several health departments in Ohio announced last week that they were going to begin including people who they “suspected” of having the virus.
The addition of 3,700 people who never event tested positive for the virus raised the death toll for the entire country by 17%.
Read more from the New York Times below:
Breaking News: New York City’s coronavirus death toll soared past 10,000 after officials added more than 3,700 people who had never tested positive for the virus but were presumed to have died of it. https://t.co/NXpgwwltWi— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 14, 2020