By Kevin Deutsch
The percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in the Bronx has reached staggering levels in some parts of the borough, new data show.
For the seven-day period ending Monday, two Bronx zip codes recorded positive results in more than 16 percent of all coronavirus tests, suggesting uncontrolled spread of the virus.
In the 10470 zip code, encompassing Woodlawn and Wakefield, the percentage of positive tests was 18.24 percent, city data show.
In the 10474 zip code, including Hunts Point, the percentage of positive tests reached 16.05 percent.
The Bronx has borne a disproportionate level of economic damage and death during the ongoing pandemic.
It remains the poorest borough economically, with the fewest high-wage jobs, and largest percentage of impoverished citizens with pre-existing health problems, data show.