CLOSE Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave an update April 7, 2020, on efforts to contain the coronavirus in New York. New York State TeamALBANY, N.Y. – New data show about 18% of novel coronavirus deaths in New York, excluding New York City, were black people and 14% were Hispanic people, revealing the virus is disproportionately killing people of color.In contrast to the newly reported death data, black people account for about 9% of the state’s population outside New York City, and Hispanic people account for 11%.Health officials noted the new data is preliminary, representing 90% of the coronavirus death information on race and ethnicity outside New York City. It will be updated as the information becomes available.Details of the racial and ethnic disparities came after data revealed the majority of New York’s more than 5,489 deaths due to coronavirus were among men, and 86% of all deaths were among people who had underlying illnesses, such as hypertension and diabetes.Wednesday’s coronavirus news:Get the latest updates with our live blogMore: Black people are overwhelmingly dying from coronavirus in cities across the USNew York started to release more details about coronavirus cases just hours after a USA TODAY Network article on Friday sourced experts who said the state should release as many details as possible to help the

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