Nearly 3,000 more New Yorkers were diagnosed with the coronavirus overnight Sunday into Monday, with an additional three succumbing to the contagion, City Hall statistics show.
As of 9:30 a.m. Monday, there were 67,820 confirmed cases in the five boroughs, with 2,475 now dead, as compared to 64,955 and 2,472, respectively, on Sunday evening.
The toll continued to mount as City Councilman Mark Levine (D – Manhattan) said that the Big Apple may be forced to temporarily bury its dead in public parks.
Queens remains the hardest-hit borough, with 22,767 confirmed cases, followed by Brooklyn, with 18,215, according to City Hall.
The Bronx has the third most diagnoses (13,397), followed by Manhattan (9,624) and Staten Island (3,780).