By Bob Tannenhauser
Although generally trending lower, the Upper West Side continues to show higher COVID-19 positivity rates than the city as a whole, according to the latest weekly data released by the Department of Health. This does not take into account unreported self-tests.
Average 7-Day Positivity Rates
7 days Ending May 24th 7 days Ending May 29th
Zip Code 10023 12.85% 10.9%
Zip Code 10024 11.92% 10.35%
Zip Code 10025 10.53% 9.55%
Zip Code 10069 12.89% 15.85%
For New York City, the daily average positivity rate for the seven days ending June 1st was 8.5%, compared to the 28-day daily average of 10.97%. Total average daily cases decreased to 3,625 for the seven-day period, up from the 28-day daily average of 3,958. Daily average hospitalizations decreased to 57 from 82, and 7-day daily average deaths decreased to 5 from 6, for the 28-day daily average.
The current alert level remains High.