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Postcodes from the Rock again this week reached the neighborhoods with the highest percentage of coronavirus infections, with a 6.88% positivity rate in Annadale / Rossville (10312) – the highest in town – followed by 6.84% in Charleston / Prince’s Bay / Woodrow (10309).
Country Club / Throgs Neck (10465) in the Bronx showed a 6.12% positivity rate but had an inadequate test sample.
Continuing a trend of recent weeks, Staten Island topped the top 10 zip codes with four of those areas coming from The Rock, as well as the southern and eastern parts of Brooklyn.
Areas near Ozone Park and Howard Beach in Queens, and Throgs Neck in the Bronx also had the highest rates in the city, according to the latest local DOH measurements between July 22 and July 28. .
Some 30 zip codes had rates above 4% and 29 areas had at least 50 new people testing positive during that time.
Citywide, the agency recorded a 2.97% positivity rate and 1,140 new confirmed and probable cases over an average of seven days on July 30. Hospitalization rates increased slightly, but remained low at 0.67 per 100,000, down from 0.53 last week, while deaths remained stable at three on a seven-day average, as of July 28.
Some 55% of New Yorkers are fully immunized as of August 1 – meaning they’ve received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the single Johnson and Johnson vaccine – and 60% have received at least one dose.
The top three zip codes for infection rates all had lower than average vaccination percentages, with Annadale / Rossville showing 50% of people fully vaccinated and 54% with at least one dose, Charleston / Prince’s Bay / Woodrow to 46% full and 49% minus one, and Country Club / Throgs Neck had 48% and 52%.
The most infectious delta variant accounts for nearly three-quarters (72%) of cases tested in the city, up from 57% last week, and vaccination rates remain stubbornly low in parts of the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens and south and east Brooklyn.
The areas with the lowest vaccination rates in the city remained largely the same as in previous weeks, with Edgemere / Far Rockaway (11,691), Queens again at the bottom with just 38% of those receiving at least one dose, which means 72% of residents in that area remain completely unvaccinated against the virus.
Three parts of east and south Brooklyn tied for second lowest vaccination rates at 40% of people received at least one dose, including Bedford-Stuyvesant (East) / Ocean Hill-Brownsville (11233) , Borough Park (11219) and Flatlands / Midwood (11210).
The majority of people have yet to receive snapshots in 42 of the city’s 117 postcodes, and the city, state and federal government have all announced tougher requirements to encourage – or in some cases do – them. people get their COVID-19 vaccine.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said last week he would offer an update on mask advice on Monday, August 2, after previously saying city workers will need to be vaccinated or tested. weekly, which should be rolled out to different agencies in the coming weeks.
Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced the state’s first government mandate to vaccinate without a testing option for workers in contact with the public in public hospitals, as well as a vaccine or testing regimen for other workers in the State by Labor Day.
President Joe Biden also announced a similar injection or swab framework for federal employees last week. However, Biden’s chief medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci said on Sunday he did not expect the lockdowns to return to the United States.
The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines last week recommending that people, including those who are fully vaccinated, wear a mask in indoor public places if they are in an area of significant transmission or high, which applies to the five boroughs of New York City.