Medical staff move a patient into the emergency room of a Brooklyn hospital on Tuesday. Preliminary data released Wednesday by New York City’s health authorities revealed a disproportionately high impact on some of the city’s communities of color.

Medical staff move a patient into the emergency room of a Brooklyn hospital on Tuesday. Preliminary data released Wednesday by New York City's health authorities revealed a disproportionately high impact on some of the city's communities of color.

Medical staff move a patient into the emergency room of a Brooklyn hospital on Tuesday. Preliminary data released Wednesday by New York City’s health authorities revealed a disproportionately high impact on some of the city’s communities of color.

Medical staff move a patient into the emergency room of a Brooklyn hospital on Tuesday. Preliminary data released Wednesday by New York City’s health authorities revealed a disproportionately high impact on some of the city’s communities of color.