According to the New York City Health Department, Breezy Point has one of the highest covid transmission rates in the city. The Breezy community shows a 15.75 positive rate (7-day average). Breezy is also one of the most vaccinated communities in the city with 89% of its residents having had at least one dose and more than 80% being fully vaccinated. Between August 19-25, there were 27 new cases.
The next zip code, 11694, including Neponsit, Belle Harbor and Rockaway Park has a 6.37 positive rate; the vaccination rate is 56%. Zip code 11693 recorded a 7.24 positivity rate with 50% people vaccinated. 11692 recorded 4.61 and has just a 41% vaccination rate. The largest zip code, 11691, recorded the lowest new positive cases with 4.46 but lags with just a 37% vaccination rate.
The city’s overall rate was 4.16 while more than 58% are vaccinated. Last year, such a rate (over 4%) would have been meant many hospitalizations and deaths but with the vaccine such events have greatly diminished.
According to Health Commissioner, Dr. Dave Chokshi, 97% of all Covid hospitalizations involve unvaccinated people.
Statistics and data maps are available for review at the City’s Health Department website: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/index.page
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