With schools back in session and New York City continuing to restore pre-COVID normalcy, the city’s Department of Health reported that the spread of the virus remains stable – but 15 areas of the Five Boroughs saw 100 or more new cases reported.

The common denominator for 14 of the 15 ZIP codes on that list is vaccination, or lack thereof, as their fully vaccinated rates were below 60%. 

Brooklyn had the dubious distinction of dominating the top 15 list, with 11 neighborhoods in Kings County having 100 or more new COVID-19 cases between Sept. 8-14. East Williamsburg/Williamsburg (11211) lead the way with 178 new cases diagnosed during that week, good for a 7-day positivity rate of 4.57%.

A man pauses while pressure washing a sidewalk, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, as a woman walks by with a protective face mask in New York City, U.S., September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about […]

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