New York neighborhoods still experiencing alarming rates of COVID-19 infection – NBC New York

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What there is to know

  • Governor Andew Cuomo said Monday that he would closely monitor areas where infection rates are still extremely high compared to the city average.
  • During his daily coronavirus briefing, Cuomo announced that the state will continue to focus on testing and providing information in these areas of New York.
  • Hotspots are found in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn neighborhoods. Infection rates in these neighborhoods are extremely high, compared to 19.9% ​​for New York City as a whole.

Although New York City has entered phase 1 of its reopening 100 days after the start of the coronavirus pandemic in the state, Governor Andew Cuomo said Monday that he would closely monitor certain neighborhoods where rates of ‘infections are still extremely high compared to the city average.

During his daily coronavirus briefing, Cuomo announced that the state would continue to focus on testing and providing information in these areas of New York.

“These are postal codes where we know there is a higher infection rate than in other parts of the city and it is extremely high. Overall, the infection rate in New York is around 19%, some of these communities over 50%. So we are targeting these hot spots. No more tests. More treatment at these hot spots and more awareness, “said Cuomo.

Hotspots are found in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn neighborhoods. The districts are:

  • Bathgate (Bronx), who has a 51 percent infection rate;
  • Bronx Park South and Jerome Park (Bronx), both have an infection rate of 50%;
  • Flatbush (Brooklyn) and Queens Village (Queens), both have a 45% infection rate;
  • Morrisania (Bronx), which has a rate of 43 percent;
  • Brownsville and Williamsburg (both in Brooklyn), who have an infection rate of 41% and 40% respectively; and,
  • the Highbridge and Pelham Gardens Bronx neighborhoods – both with 38% infection rate.

Infection rates in these neighborhoods are dramatically high, compared to the 19.9% ​​rate for New York City as a whole.

This focus on hotspots also includes the establishment of 14 additional test sites in partnership with Northwell Health and SOMOS Community Care in these areas.

Overall, New York has more than 240 test sites.



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