COVID Positivity Rate Over 18 Percent in Wakefield

By Kevin Deutsch
kdeutsch@bronxjusticenews.com

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.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.