Massive Spike in NYC ‘Cardiac Arrest' Deaths Seen as Sign of COVID-19 Undercounting

The FDNY reported a nearly 400 percent increase in “cardiac arrest” home deaths in late March and early April, a spike that officials say is almost certainly driven by COVID-19, whether they were formally diagnosed or not. Between March 20 and April 5, the department recorded nearly 2,200 such deaths, versus 450 in the same period last year, according to…