Majority of new COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York are people who stayed at home – MarketWatch

The vast majority of New Yorkers still walking into hospitals with COVID-19 have been sheltering at home and avoiding mass transit. Very few were even traveling on foot or in their own cars on a daily basis, according to a survey of new patients from over 100 hospitals across the state over a three-day span. Of those surveyed, 66% were at home before entering the hospital.

  • Two in three people coming into hospitals with the virus were simply at home, Cuomo said.
  • Of the 1,270 new patients surveyed, 18% were from nursing homes across New York state
  • 4% were from assisted living facilities
  • 2% were homeless
  • Less than 1% were from prisons or jails
  • Only 4% of those newly infected said they took public transportation on a daily basis.