Homeless died in disproportionate numbers from COVID-19 in April: advocates

New Yorkers living in homeless shelters have a higher mortality rate from COVID-19 than the general public due to a lack of private space to quarantine, according to a report.

Coalition for the Homeless released the report Tuesday that claims statewide, those without a roof of their own over their heads suffered disproportionately over the course of the three month state of emergency due to congested, bunkhouse conditions in shelters that went unaddressed by the city and state government.

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