Scary COVID-19 N.Y.C. Math

“New York is reporting at least 304,372 total positive cases of COVID-19 and 18,312 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, with 54,771 patients having recovered and 11,598 currently hospitalized.” 13,168 of the deceased were residents of New York City.

The current population of New York City (2020) is reportedly a little in excess of 8.7 million people.

So if 13,168 is divided by 8.7 million, you get a mortality rate of .00151. If we convert that to a fraction, the odds of a New York City resident dying of coronavirus is 151/100000 or 1/662.