As we move further into 2022, Covid-19 positivity rates, while still very high, are beginning to decline across the city.

Before getting into the numbers, it is important to note that as of Jan. 9, the CDC has updated quarantine and isolation guidelines for the public. However, these guidelines do not apply for those working in healthcare, which can be viewed here. To search for a Covid-19 testing site near you, check the NYC Covid-19 citywide information portal. If in search of Covid-19 vaccine locations, utilize the vaccine finder website

As of Jan. 12, 2022, transmission remains high in Bushwick’s primary two zip codes, 11237 and 11221, with roughly 2,263 new cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days. One in every four people in the neighborhood has been diagnosed with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. Over the last seven days, the daily average of people testing positive is 30% within the five boroughs, with 27,941 confirmed cases as the daily average. The city labels this trend “stable,” as opposed to “increasing” or “decreasing.”

Citywide daily cases since April 2020
Citywide daily hospitalizations since April 2020
Citywide daily death rate since April 2020

It is important to note when reading the map and graph below that the data shows positivity, hospitalization and death rates over the last 28 days of available data. The city states, “to accommodate standard reporting delays, hospitalization and death data are published at a 14-day lag.”

The map indicates that New York City as a whole is experiencing increased rates in positive cases of up to 40%. 
The data depicts Bushwick’s hospitalization rate between approximately 139.6 to 153.5 per 100,000 and death rate of approximately 8.6 per 100,000. 

Vaccination, of one dose or more, in both primary Bushwick zip codes are at a higher rate compared to the borough of Brooklyn (75.22%), with 11221 at 78.64% and 11237 at 87.83%. New York City currently has a vaccination rate of 82.73%. 

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to be statistically higher for those who are unvaccinated. 

Since New York City’s first confirmed case diagnosed on February 29, 2020 there have been roughly two million cases, 145,316  hospitalizations and over 30,906 total deaths. 


Featured image: Jackson Schroeder

Graphs and charts provided by NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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