After last week’s scary surge in the wrong direction, Roosevelt Island coronavirus rates are back to normal, this week. As New York City rates dived below 6% for the first time in 2021, local numbers followed.
For the seven day period ending April 8th — the latest available — Zip Code 10044 registered a 1.81% positivity rate. The Department of Health uses a 7-day rolling average. That’s based on 443 tests with only 8 positives.
A big dip back from 2.66%, which now looks more like an anomaly, a blip on the radar.
We’re not back to the top five in city Zip Codes, but we’re in the top ten.
New York City’s overall rate was 5.86%.
The latest news for Roosevelt Island…
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