The highest number of positive cases appeared to be recorded in the neighborhoods of Highbridge, Morrisania, Fordham, Bronx Park, Pelham, and Throgs Neck, according to city data.
Freda Ocran, 50, succumbed to the virus Saturday after after apparently becoming infected while treating sick New Yorkers at the public hospital.
The drive-up testing center will be located behind the Bay Plaza AMC Theater at 2210 Bartow Avenue in Co-Op City.
A 23-year veteran of the force, Cedric Dixon is the third NYPD employee to die from the virus, authorities said.
The Highbridge and Morrisania sections of the Bronx appear to account for the borough’s largest concentration of confirmed coronavirus infections—a wave of illness ravaging communities already struggling with high rates of poverty and HIV.
A veteran Bronx mailman died from coronavirus Wednesday, becoming the first federal postal carrier in New York City to succumb to COVID-19.
Health workers are racing to save virus-stricken patients in tents outside NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi in the Bronx, as COVID-19 infections threaten to overwhelm New York City’s public hospital system.
The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Tuesday said methadone clinics in New York can send stable patients home with 28-day supplies of the drug, and less stable ones with 14-day supplies.
Amid the continued spread of corona virus in New York City, officials announced the opening of three COVID-19 assessment and testing centers in the Bronx.
Monday marks the 13th anniversary of the killing of Randi Gorenberg, whose disappearance from a posh Boca Raton mall and ensuing murder remain one of South Florida’s most vexing unsolved cases.