Report: homeless New Yorkers in shelters have higher COVID-19 mortality rate

According to a new report from the Coalition for the Homeless, the coronavirus mortality rate for homeless people living in shelters in New York City is higher than that of city residents in general.

The mortality rate for shelter residents was 321 deaths per 100,000 people while the overall rate for New York City was 200 deaths per 100,000 people. Outcomes were even worse for people staying in dorm-like congregate shelters, which are usually for single adults.

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