Why are the New York City fatalities data reported by New York State and New York City differently?
State fatality data may deviate slightly from NYC fatality data. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH. NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) relies on different data systems.
All data reported are preliminary and subject to change as COVID-19 fatalities continue to be investigated. These data include NYS resident and non-NYS resident fatalities treated at NYS hospitals and nursing homes. Due to the nature of the state disaster emergency, the NYS Department of Health is authorized to release small cell sizes in support of the public health response.