Blip on the radar? Roosevelt Island coronavirus rates back to normal

Blip on the radar? Roosevelt Island coronavirus rates back to normal

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%.

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The latest news for Roosevelt Island…

  • Do ugly benches now forecast a sad future for Southpoint Park?
    Ugly benches were not what Jim Bates had in mind when he made a simple request… If RIOC had to redesign Southpoint, he asked for seating comfortable for visitors with physical limitations. By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News President of the Roosevelt Island Disabled Association, Jim Bates was as busy as he was
  • Flourishing Again Already: Maskless Riders on Red Buses
    Maskless riders on Red Buses flourish again after a few days of show by RIOC’s Public Safety Department. In the last ten days, Roosevelt Island’s coronavirus positivity jumped from 0% to 1.73%. It’s rising, but the state’s efforts aren’t up to the challenge. By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News It’s not just maskless
  • Seen on Wednesday, a new addition to the maskless on the Red Bus Hall of Shame
    Although most riders comply with the rules, love and protect their neighbors, maskless Red Bus riders aren’t rare. And when it’s after 6:00 and PSD dozes, the next blossoms for the Red Bus Hall of Shame emerge. The Roosevelt Island Daily News More from the Roosevelt Island Daily News davidstone1313 See author's posts
  • A new, permanent guest in the New York State Shelton J. Haynes Parking Area
    While just plain people complain about the scarcity of parking on Roosevelt Island, RIOC president/CEO Shelton J. Haynes solved his problem. He awarded himself four free spaces, complimenting his $200,000+ annual salary. But his generosity didn’t stop there. By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Initially, Haynes determined that four was just about right
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    By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square contributor/July 29th, 2021 (The Center Square) – New York received high rankings for its business environment and natural environment, according to the latest United States Prosperity Index from the London-based think-tank Legatum Institute, and came in 15th overall. The report compiled by 40 authors ranks the U.S., the 50

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