Weeks after the omicron variant began its alarming surge in New York City, data shows that COVID-19 rates are beginning to dip in the Bed-Stuy and around the five boroughs — though cases remain worryingly high.
During the seven-day period that ended on Saturday, more than 6,100 people in Bed-Stuy’s five ZIP codes tested positive for the coronavirus — a positivity rate of 24.2 percent.
While those figures would have been stunningly high just a few months ago, they represent a slight drop from previous days. During the week ending Jan. 1, the neighborhood’s average positivity rate stood at 28 percent, data shows.
The neighborhood’s positivity rates have dropped in the last week as the omicron surge “plateaus” across New York City. Here’s the latest.
Bed-Stuy’s positivity rates have dropped in the last week as the omicron surge “plateaus” across New York City. (Scott Heins/Getty Images) BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — Weeks after the […]