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Although the city’s health department classifies the status of COVID-19 in the five boroughs as “stable,” nine communities in Brooklyn and Queens continue to see high infection rates of more than 10%.
Interestingly, the city with the most COVID-19 tests in the city’s community also has some areas with the lowest infection rates in the city.
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The positive rate in New York City has been basically the same for more than two consecutive weeks. According to the city’s Department of Health, on March 18, this proportion was 6.54%, but by March 31, this proportion had increased to 6.72%.
Although the virus has not increased dramatically, it seems to underscore the repeated warnings of the Ministry of Health that more infectious COVID-19 variants are still spreading throughout the city. The agency reported on Wednesday that 70% of all new cases in the five administrative regions were the result of different strains of the virus, not the result of “classic COVID.”
Calculated as a percentage, the Breezy Point waterfront community (postcode 11697), located at the western end of the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, had the highest 7-day positive rate of 12.42% in the city. However, the population of this area is only 3,702. Between March 23 and 29, the Department of Health classified 19 new COVID-19 cases in the community.
However, during the same period (March 23-29), the 7-day positive rate of the population of the other five Queens neighborhoods were all higher than 10%, and the population of each area was much higher than Breezy Point.
Flushing/Mt. Murray/Queensboro (Zip Code 11355) has a population of 85,871, but the positive rate is 12.15%, and 302 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded.
The population of Woodhaven (postcode 11421) is 43,567, but the positive rate is 10.84%, and there are 146 new cases.
Belle Harbor/Neponsit/Rockaway Park (postcode 11694), located a few miles east of Breezy Point, is the residence of 21,202 people, but the positive rate for the 7 days between March 23 and 29 was 10.78%, of which 84 cases New cases are recorded.
The infection rate of two adjacent communities-South Richmond Hill (ZIP code 11419) and South Ozone Park (11420) also exceeded 10%. South Richmond Hill, which has a population of 47,211, has a positive rate of 10.57%, while South Ozone Park, which has a population of 44,354, has an infection rate of 10.18%. In the past week, each of these two communities had 151 new COVID-19 cases.
At the same time, between March 23 and 29, COVID-19 positive rates were high in three residential neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
Sunset Park (zip code 11220, population 93,170) has a positive rate of 11.96% in Brooklyn, with 329 new cases, followed by Brighton Beach/Coney Island/Seagate (zip code 11224, population 45,244) ), the positive rate was 10.58%, with 167 new cases; Brighton Beach/Manhattan Beach/Sheepshead Bay (Zip code: 11235, population 79,132), the positive rate was 10.07%, with 224 new cases.
The latest new cases discovered in the past week, based on the original number, 333 new cases were found in Corona/Northern Corona Queens (postcode 11368), 4 more cases than Sunset Park, and more than Flushing There were 31 more cases in /Murray Hill/Queensboro Hills. The 7-day positive rate in the community was 8.72%.
Cypress Hills/Brooklyn East New York (ZIP code 11208) ranked fourth in the total number of new cases, with 300 cases (positive rate 8.84%), followed by Elmhurst, Queens (ZIP code 11373) with 270 new cases Cases (positive rate 8.74%).
At the same time, Manhattan is still the city with the lowest infection rate, and the per capita detection rate is also the highest, which is no coincidence.
Eight of New York City’s 10 neighborhoods with the highest number of people tested are in Manhattan. The area with the highest average daily test rate is East Village/Greenwich Village/Gramersey (ZIP code 10003), with 1,299 people per 100,000 people, but its 7-day positive rate is only 2.64%, in five administrative districts Ranked 14th in the lowest.
The daily median test rate of Greenwich Village/Soho District (ZIP code 10012) ranks second at 1,218 per 100,000 cases, but the positive rate is 2.94%, followed by Central Harlem / Morningside Heights / West Harlem (ZIP code 10027), the median value was 1,114 per 100,000 cases, and the positive rate was 3.24%; Manhattan Valley/Chenning Heights/Western District (postcode 10025), 1,146 per 100,000 tests, the positive rate was 1.99%.
Long Island City, Queens (zip code 11109) is the only area outside of Manhattan that ranks in the top 5 in the test, with 1,093 tests positive for every 100,000 tests, with a positive rate of 3.96%.
On the contrary, the five regions have the lowest daily median test rate, with a positive rate of more than 5% in 7 days, but ironically, no community has a positive rate of more than 10%.
The Borough Park community in Brooklyn (Zip code 11219) has only 289 people tested for COVID-19 per 100,000 people, but the positive rate is 8.61%. Followed by Fresh Meadows/Hillcrest in Queens (zip code 11366), 366 tests per 100,000, a positive rate of 8.08%; Brooklyn Bensonhurst/Mapleton (zip code 11204), 383 per 100,000 people The positive rate was 9.51%; Flushing/Murray Hill, Queens (ZIP code 11354), 393 out of 100,000 people were tested, with a positive rate of 9.89%; and Bellerose/Douglaston/Little Neck (zip code) 11004 and 11005), 417 out of 100,000 tests, with a positive rate of 6.62%.
Despite the fluctuating numbers, COVID-19 continues to spread in New York City-sickening thousands of New Yorkers every day and continuing to kill dozens of people every week.
The Governor’s Office reported another 43 deaths from COVID-19 that occurred in New York City on April 1-19 in Brooklyn, 10 in Manhattan, 9 in Queens, 3 in the Bronx, and 2 in Staten Island.
Since March 1, 2020 (the day the virus was first officially discovered here), more than 31,000 New York City residents have died of COVID-19.