And if NYC is a microcosm of the US, the large majority of Covid deaths had at least one additional underlying health condition, but most had multiple health issues. Over 60% of the confirmed deaths according to nyc.gov, had multiple underlying conditions, with about 39% of the deaths still pending as unknown. Less than 1% of the deaths have been confirmed with no other underlying health conditions.
Is the huge death rate in NYC any different than it is in a given year? I'd like to compare the numbers to last year.