NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a grim statistic about the coronavirus pandemic’s deadly impact in New York City.
A new report say it has become the largest mass fatality incident in city history.
In fiscal year 2019, nearly 31,000 deaths were reported citywide.
That number doubled this year, to more than 65,000.
Rev. Karen Davis-Lawson and her husband, Dr. Noel Lawson of the Bronx, both contracted coronavirus and ended up in the hospital.
“The day I was discharged from the hospital, he was admitted,” Rev. Davis-Lawson told CBS2’s Nick Caloway. “He came to bring me my coat and stuff so that I could come home. And he asked them to test him.”
Dr. Lawson spent three weeks in the hospital. A long-time teacher, he was still grading coursework while fighting for his life.
“So he was very dedicated to the things he set his mind to. He loved his