Analysis: Staten Island has the highest rate of people tested in NYC for COVID-19 – SILive.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- About two months after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit Staten Island, the borough holds the highest rate of people tested in New York City.

A total of 6,170 per 100,000 residents have been tested in the borough, according to an analysis the Advance/SILIve.com conducted using the latest data available from the New York City Department of Health.

The Bronx is currently has the second highest rate of people tested in New York City with 5,289 people for every 100,000 residents, the analysis found.

Manhattan is the borough with the lowest rate of tests with 2,996 people tested per 100,000 residents, according to the analysis.

The data includes people tested at any facility currently offering a nasal swab for COVID-19, not only those who got tested at locations ran by New York State or the City.

In the month of April, Staten Island saw a huge jump in testing.

As of April 4, 6,230 Staten Islanders received a test for the coronavirus, while as of April 30, 29,382 people were tested overall representing a 372% increase.

Of all the people tested, 11,763 resulted positive so far, data from the citys health department shows.

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ZIP CODE BREAKDOWN

Zip code 10314, which includes Bulls Head, Castleton Corners, Graniteville, Meiers Corners, New Springville, Travis, Westerleigh and Willowbrook, has both the highest number of people tested with 5,753 and the largest population of positive cases with 2,328 in total.

Other heavily impacted areas are Annadale, Arden Heights, Eltingville, Greenridge and Huguenot, which comprise the 10312 zip code, with 1,346 total cases and 3,488 tests, second overall.

The map below uses colors to illustrate the number of cases in each zip code. Darker colors symbolize higher numbers.

Number of cases on Staten Island by zip codes as of Friday, April 30. (Staten Island Advance/Irene Spezzamonte)

Zip Code 10307 has the lowest number of cases and tests so far with 345 positives for the virus and 928 people receiving a test.

The map below uses colors to illustrate the number of tests in each zip code. Darker colors symbolize higher numbers.

Number of tests on Staten Island by zip codes as of Friday, April 30. (Staten Island Advance/Irene Spezzamonte)

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