By Kevin Deutsch
A third of all people tested for COVID-19 antibodies in the Bronx developed the proteins after becoming infected—the highest total among New York City’s five boroughs, according to new city data.
The Bronx’s impoverished communities of color have been hardest hit by the pandemic, laying bare disturbing racial inequities in health care and access to treatment. Queens recorded the second highest percentage of residents testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies, followed by Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Manhattan, where 19 percent of people tested developed antibodies, the data show.
New York City has tallied more than than 23,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the outbreak began earlier this year, according to the city.