Hart Island, is the cemetery where the bodies of people who do not have a family member, or families who do not have the money to pay for a funeral, are buried, And the numbers have risen a lot this year with the coronavirus pandemic.
It is not a mystery that New York is the most affected state in the United States, both in positive cases and in the number of deaths. That is why this 2020 sales figures for graves or graves have skyrocketed. Currently 7,844 people have died in that state.
Some context on graves at Hart Island, NY. This is an existing burial ground, but there is one new thing happening now: the # of burials significantly increased, based on historical data from NY City Council & approx. numbers from a Dept of Corrections spokesperson. # COVID-19 pic.twitter.com/6IzEWXNzLA
– Christoph Koettl (@ckoettl) April 10, 2020
In addition, the death toll in New York is expected to continue to rise in the coming days, although as they always say, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo noted that the number of COVID-19 hospitalized has decreased in the last day.
1990, the second year with the most burials
The Council of the city of New York, released the sales data, which show ample growth over all previous years. Before 2020, the highest figure had been recorded in 1990, which coincided with the AIDS outbreak.
This epidemic left more than 100,000 deaths in New York between the 80s and 90s, however, the numbers per year remain highly higher with the coronavirus pandemic. In the city of the ‘Big Apple’, a total of 5,820 people have died so far.