The different types of reported deaths are as follows:
Due to delays in lab results, some deaths initially reported as probable may be changed to confirmed. Also, demographic data on probable deaths are incomplete, as some records do not include this information yet.
New York City's first confirmed COVID-19 death was reported on March 11. Due to delays in reporting, which can take as long as a week, the most recent data are incomplete.
Data on people identified as other categories, including Native American/Alaska Native or multi-racial, are not provided here. The Hispanic/Latino category includes people of any race. Race and ethnicity information is most complete for people who are hospitalized or have died. There are much less demographic data currently available for non-hospitalized cases.
Underlying conditions can include lung disease, asthma, heart disease, a weakened immune system, obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and cancer.
Data on probable deaths that are missing demographic information are classified as "Data Pending".