The Flushing/Murray Hill/Queensboro Hill area of Queens (ZIP code 11354) again has the highest 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate — but over the last two weeks, it’s significantly decreased. As of April 12, the rate stood at 10.69 percent, but for the period between April 23-29, the rate was down to 6.18 percent.

Seven other areas of the city had registered 5 percent or higher seven-day positivity rates between April 23-29 – three of them in Brooklyn: Cypress Hills/East New York (11207, 5.43 percent), Sunset Park (11220, 5.39 percent), and Gravesend/Homecrest (11223, 5.26 percent). Other areas with 5 percent or higher seven-day positivity rates included Richmond Hill, Queens (11418, 5.69 percent), Charleston/Prince’s Bay/Woodrow, Staten Island (10309, 5.55 percent); and and Tottenville, Staten Island (10307, 5.18 percent).

Residents of William Reid Apartments rest for a few minutes after receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in the NYCHA housing complex in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. At this point, no surge appears imminent. Communities which as recently as mid-April had COVID-19 positivity rates […]


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