And smallpox was resurgent.
It would be nearly 200 years before another shock that seismic, when the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 caused the death rate in New York City to once again climb about 50 percent over the previous year, according to new data released Friday by the citys health department.
The citys death rate began to see drops and plateaus, a pattern that largely held for more than a century until 2020.
The story of the citys declining death rate, and how Covid upended that trend, is instantly communicated in a wellknown chart published regularly by New York Citys health department, and now updated to include the first year of the pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic in 2020 caused the death rate in New York City to climb about 50 percent over the previous year, according to new data, a phenomenon not seen in nearly 200 years.
A wave of illness hit New York City, with little warning.
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