The new page includes detailed geographic information of cases, hospitalizations, and fatalities
The data joins another online resource that outlines the City’s response to COVID-19 by zip code and accompanies release of NYCHA development data
May 18, 2020 — As the City continues to confront the disparities of COVID-19, the Health Department today released an updated COVID-19 data page detailing additional demographic information about how the outbreak is affecting New York City. The data reveals the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on communities of color, with Black and Latino New Yorkers dying around twice the rate of their White counterparts when adjusted for age. The release of this data accompanies an online resource that shows New York City's response to COVID-19 by zip code. The maps include information on testing, supplies, telehealth, food, education, outreach and support.
“This public health emergency has affected all of our communities,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot. “The data also show that this virus is not hitting New Yorkers equitably and that reality is guiding the COVID-19 response. Everyone, particularly older New Yorkers must continue to follow guidance and take precautions to protect themselves.”
This comes as the City continues to scale up its Equity Action Plan in its larger COVID-19 recovery effort. The City has now opened 25 testing sites, with a focus on neighborhoods hardest hit by the virus, and launched comprehensive public awareness campaigns, and expanded tele-medicine services.
Features of the updated data page include:
The Department of Health also carried out an analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on residents of NYCHA. As of May 11, the findings showed that the degree to which residents of NYCHA have been affected by COVID 19 is proportionate to their representation of the city’s population (approximately 4.4%). Overall, there have been 943 NYCHA residents who have died due to COVID-19 who had a lab-confirmed test. An additional 298 passed away who did not have a lab-confirmed test but had probable COVID listed as the cause of death. There have been 7,818 cases of COVID-19 among NYCHA residents.
These data join an online resource that shows New York City's response to COVID-19 in every zip code. The maps include information on testing, supplies, telehealth, food, education, outreach and support.
To expand services, the City has expanded free diagnostic testing through NYC Health + Hospitals, with 25 walk-in, community testing now sites up and running citywide. Six sites have been opened at or near a NYCHA development, with a priority for NYCHA residents.
To further protect NYCHA residents, the City has done the following over the course of the COVID-19 crisis:
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