Out of NYC’s 10 COVID-19 hotspots, 6 are in the Bronx, 3 in Brooklyn

More testing sites will be opening up in New York City, as the fight against COVID-19 continues, especially in the hardest-hit neighborhoods.

News 12 Staff

Jun 11, 2020, 10:18 AM

Updated 1,446 days ago

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More testing sites will be opening up in New York City, as the fight against COVID-19 continues, especially in the hardest-hit neighborhoods.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says as of Wednesday the citywide average for positive test results was 1.5-%, but the Bronx actually had a higher percentage than that. The governor says the percentage for the Bronx is 2.1%, with a percentage for Brooklyn just slightly below the city average at 1.3% 
Gov. Cuomo has also been talking about some hotspot areas, which is where they’ve been trying to focus resources. 
Of the 10 hotspots the governor provided, six are in the Bronx and three are in Brooklyn.
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Health officials say those who have gotten a COVID-19 test and it came back negative but are concerned about possible exposure, or have spent a lot of time in large crowds recently should be tested again. Most test results are returned in about 48 hours.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesdaythat more testing sites are on the way for several communities including East New York, Tremont and West Farms.


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