These South Rim neighborhoods have the highest COVID positivity rates in New York City – .

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These South Rim neighborhoods have the highest COVID positivity rates in New York City – .


STATEN ISLAND, NY – While the total number of coronavirus cases in Staten Island has remained relatively low, positivity rates have increased in recent weeks, leaving the borough with four of the city’s five highest zip codes in terms seven-day positivity rate.

Currently, the seven-day average positivity rate for New York City is 0.79%, according to data from the city’s health department.

However, on the south shore of Staten Island, these rates are much higher.

Zip code 10308, which includes Great Kills, has a seven-day average positivity rate of 4.97%, the highest of any zip code in New York City.

In the past seven days, 24 residents have tested positive for the coronavirus out of a total of 483.

Zip code 10307, ​​which includes Tottenville, has a seven-day average positivity rate of 3.93%, the second highest in the city.

In the past seven days, seven residents have tested positive for the coronavirus out of a total of 178.

Zip code 10309, which includes Charleston, Prince’s Bay, and Woodrow, has a seven-day average positivity rate of 3.89%, the third highest of all New York City zip codes.

In the past seven days, 21 residents have tested positive for the coronavirus out of a total of 540.

Postal code 10312, which includes Annadale and Rossville, has a seven-day average positivity rate of 2.77%, the fifth highest in the city.

In the past seven days, 30 residents have tested positive for the coronavirus out of a total of 1,082.

Growing positivity rates are of growing concern due to the rise of the Delta variant, a more contagious and potentially deadly form of the virus that is currently responsible for several epidemics around the world.

In the past four weeks, the Delta variant accounts for 17.1% of all coronavirus cases in New York City, the second highest of all variants, according to city data.

The high positivity rates in these South Shore postal codes can be attributed, in part, to the fact that vaccination rates in these areas are lower than the city-wide average.

Currently, 56% of New York City residents have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, with 51% fully vaccinated, according to city data.

In zip code 10308, 47.05% of residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 44% are fully immunized.

With zip code 10307, ​​41.69% of residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 38.97% are fully immunized.

Postal code 10309, 45.77% of residents have received at least the dose of the vaccine, while 42.65% are fully immunized.

Postal code 10312, 50.19% of residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 46.99% are fully immunized.

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