Disturbing soar in suicides in Queens during coronavirus outbreak in hard-hit borough

NEW YORK — Suicides have doubled in Queens during the first six weeks of the city’s coronavirus lockdown, data released Tuesday night showed.Queens has been hit particularly hard by the virus, and data from Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz suggests the disease may be taking a heavy emotional toll as well.According to figures released by Katz, between March 15 and Tuesday, 16 people died by suicide in Queens County, compared with just eight in the same time period last year.By comparison, nearly as many people have died by suicide during the lockdown as in the first four months of 2019. Qu…

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