Bed-Stuy COVID-19 Rates Inch Upwards Amid Delta Variant's Spread

After weeks of record-low COVID cases, Bed-Stuy’s coronavirus rates have started to rise again in recent weeks, part of a citywide trend that health officials have attributed to the spread of the more contagious Delta variant.

Since the week that ended on July 18, the percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive has been above 1.39 percent in all five of Bed-Stuy’s ZIP codes — with as many as 2.55 percent of tests coming back positive in some parts of the neighborhood. Since the start of June, by comparison, rates were below 1 percent positive in the entire neighborhood.

As the delta variant spreads, coronavirus rates ticked up in Bed-Stuy after hitting record lows. Here’s the latest.

As the delta variant spreads, coronavirus rates ticked up in Bed-Stuy after hitting record lows. Here’s the latest. (Shutterstock) BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — After weeks of record-low COVID cases, Bed-Stuy’s coronavirus rates […]

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