By Bob Tannenhauser
The Upper West Side continues to show higher COVID-19 positivity rates than the city as a whole, according to the weekly data reported by the Department of Health. This does not take into account unreported self-tests.
Average 7-Day Positivity Rates
7 days Ending May 10th 7 days Ending May 17th
Zip Code 10023 11.21% 13.35%
Zip Code 10024 8.74% 10%
Zip Code 10025 8.6% 11.34%
Zip Code 10069 14.36% 9.41%
For New York City, the daily average positivity rate for the seven days ending May 20th was 9.5%, compared to the 28-day daily average of 9.61%. Total average daily cases increased to 4,078 for the seven-day period, up from the 28-day daily average of 3,432. Daily average hospitalizations decreased to 70 from 72, and 7-day daily average deaths increased to 7 from five, for the 28-day daily average.
The current alert level remains High.