Coronavirus Cases Rise in New York, But Roosevelt Island Bucks the Trend, So Far

Coronavirus Cases Rise in New York, But Roosevelt Island Bucks the Trend, So Far

Across New York City, coronavirus cases doubled since June, but Roosevelt Island has, so far, bucked that trend. Department of Health statistics look positive for the future, too, although some weakness remains.

By David Stone

Roosevelt Island Daily News

According to reported tests for the week ending July 11th, not a single positive result came from residents in Zip Code 10044, that is, Roosevelt Island.

It’s a rarity. Of the city’s 178 Zip Codes, just four others showed 0% of infections. 191 were tested, down by about half from springtime levels.

And it went against the grain because, since mid-June, city coronavirus cases jumped from a low of .54% to 1.34%. That’s more than double.

Coronavirus cases are on the rise, but not on Roosevelt Island.
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Roosevelt Island Coronavirus Cases

Exceptions stand out locally with reports of passengers ignoring face mask rules on Red Buses, but the vast majority show more neighborly consideration.

And while RIOC’s support for anti-infection efforts dropped precipitously after last year’s change in administration, residents and organizations were generally excellent.

The CBN/RI Senior Center reopened with care, and Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance resumed performances with precautions firmly in place. No known coronavirus cases resulted from either.

But then…

The single note of concern is relatively minor. Roosevelt Island’s fully vaccinated rate, at 64%, remains significantly lower than most nearby areas in Manhattan and Queens. Neighboring Zip Codes are almost all well above 70%, several above 80.

Free and available COVID-19 vaccine pop-ups were only lightly used.

Click here for testing sites nearby.

Find out where vaccines are available nearby, including Duane Reade at 425 Main, next to the subway, here.

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