COVID rates are rising in several parts of Manhattan, with Lincoln Square recently showing the highest percent positive rate.
The 10069 zip code was 3.15% positive between October 31 and November 6, according to the NYC Health Department; this percentage is based on 9 positive cases out of 286 people tested within this time period. The boundaries of 10069 are from 59th to 72nd Streets along Freedom Place and Riverside Boulevard.
Between 10/31 and 11/6, NYC as a whole saw a 2.26% positive rate with 4,778 cases, up from 1.87% positive and 4,041 cases in the previous 4 weeks.
The other two zip codes with the highest percent positive rates were 10040 (Washington Heights) and 10039 (Central Harlem), with respective rates of 2.83% and 2.63%.
Other UWS zip codes, in terms of percentages, have faired better between these dates:
- 10023: .96% positive, based on 21 positive cases out of 2,179 tests.
- 10024: 1.35% positive, based on 29 positive cases out of 2,148 tests.
- 10025: .83% positive, based on 35 positive cases out of 4,238 tests.
With rates rising, Mayor de Blasio announced on Monday, November 9 that additional restrictions may be in the nearby future for NYC. In a press conference, the mayor said “we’re seeing a real growth in the positivity rate in the city, and that is dangerous. So we have one last chance to stop a second wave, it’s as simple as this. This is my message to all New Yorkers: we can stop a second wave if we act immediately, but we have one last chance, and everyone has to be a part of it.” He continued to state that “we’re seeing this we haven’t seen in a long time, and we have to stop them.”
Mayor de Blasio hinted that new restrictions and lockdowns could be possible if these patters continue.