The city has created a dashboard for Covid-19 cases by zip code, and the data is much more up to date than previous efforts. The Upper West Side continues to have a low positivity rate, though that differs somewhat by zip code.
For the whole neighborhood, there were 8,851 tests between October 31 and November 6. And 94 of those came back positive. That’s a 1.06% positivity rate, compared to 2.31% for the whole city. There’s evidence now of a citywide increase in cases, with four consecutive days of at least 1,000 positive results. On Monday, the total positivity rate reached 3.58%, according to Councilmember Mark Levine.
Levine wants to make college students who plan to stay in New York after Thanksgiving remain in the city during the break rather than having them go home and then return.
If students are allowed to go home for Thanksgiving and come back to NYC this will pose a major risk.
They should be required to stay here.
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) November 10, 2020
If the weekly rate exceeds 3%, public schools could be closed. The mayor is considering things like limits on indoor dining to slow the spread.