Very similar to final fall’s pre-holiday surge, COVID-19 circumstances are starting to rise again throughout New York Metropolis — but the story this time is far totally different, because of the vaccination effort.
Transmission of COVID-19 is rising as soon as again, with 82.81 circumstances per 100,000 residents citywide as of Nov. 14. The 7-day positivity fee, as of Nov. 12, had additionally elevated to 1.68%, up from the 1.46% fee reported on Nov. 5.
But the variety of folks hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to say no. As of Nov. 9, the metropolis reported a 7-day common variety of hospitalizations of simply 20; a month earlier, on Oct. 9, that 7-day common was 62.
Deaths from COVID-19 have additionally dropped, from a 7-day common of 12 deaths on Oct. 9 to simply 6 deaths on Nov. 9 — a 50% discount in the common in a month’s time.
None of that is by probability. Virtually three-quarters of all New Yorkers have obtained at the very least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the metropolis’s Well being Division reported on Nov. 14.
With extra New Yorkers getting vaccinated, they’re higher in a position to combat off the virus or scale back the severity of its signs if contaminated. Makes use of of monoclonal antibodies, amongst these contaminated with COVID-19 who’re at larger threat of extreme sickness, have additionally helped deal with sufferers and forestall critical, life-threatening outcomes.
Nonetheless, there are many new COVID-19 hotspots throughout the 5 Boroughs. Seven areas reported a 7-day positivity fee of over 3% between Nov. 3-9, together with Belle Harbor/Neponsit/Rockaway Park, Queens (ZIP code 11694), which led the metropolis with a 4.13% fee. Nevertheless, simply 21 new circumstances had been reported there.
Two different areas of Queens additionally had 7-day positivity charges above 3% throughout the interval: Edgemere/Far Rockaway (11691, 3.67%, 69 new circumstances) and Bayside (11360, 3.42%, 17 new circumstances).
Three Staten Island communities additionally exceeded 3% positivity between Nov. 3-9. The town’s Well being Division reported that The Rock continues to have the highest transmission fee of all 5 Boroughs, at 107.95 circumstances per 100,000 residents.
East Williamsburg/Williamsburg, Brooklyn (11211) had the highest variety of new infections reported between Nov. 3-9, at 129 circumstances. 5 different areas exceeded 70 new circumstances throughout the interval, three of that are in Brooklyn: Midwood (11230, 81 new circumstances); Bergen Seashore/Flatlands/Marine Park/Mill Basin (11234, 71 new circumstances); and Gerritsen Seashore/Homecrest/Sheepshead Bay (11229, 70 new circumstances).
The Ridgewood/Glendale space of Queens (11385) had the second-most new COVID-19 circumstances throughout the week, at 95.
So far as vaccinations go, whereas practically 75% of all residents have obtained at the very least the first dose, vaccine refusal or hesitancy stays strong in a variety of neighborhoods.
Twelve communities proceed to have lower than 60% of its inhabitants having obtained at the very least the first dose of the COVID-19 shot. Borough Park, Brooklyn is the solely group in the metropolis the place each the first dose fee (49%) and totally vaccinated fee (45%) remain beneath 50%.
Edgemere/Far Rockaway, Queens, which had the second-highest 7-day positivity fee between Nov. 3-9, has the second-worst first-dose (53%) and totally vaccinated (47%) charges in the 5 Boroughs.
Again, it’s price noting that since vaccines grew to become extensively out there throughout New York Metropolis in January 2021, the variety of folks contaminated with COVID-19 has been disproportionately larger for unvaccinated New Yorkers.