Virus Upticks Expand Across NYC, Alarming Experts – Gothamist -(create new normal – old normal = Covid-19 reeks havoc)

Last week, the Department of Health had identified six initial clusters, but on Wednesday evening city health officials issued an alert saying that they were now monitoring 10 neighborhoods, including Far Rockaway, South Brooklyn and a portion of Central Queens, where cases are increasing at an alarming rate. The 14-day test positivity rate in all of these neighborhoods have risen above 3%, far above the citywide average, which has been around 1%.

Taken together, the areas account for nearly 28% of new cases citywide over the past two weeks, while representing less than 8% of the city’s overall population, health officials said.

Source: Virus Upticks Expand Across NYC, Alarming Experts – Gothamist