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Health Department map reveals count of coronavirus patients by ZIP code

People wait in line to be tested for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while wearing protective gear outside Elmhurst Hospital Center on March 25, 2020. (REUTERS/Stefan Jeremiah)

The New York City Department of Health released an additional map detailing the breakdown of positive coronavirus cases by ZIP code on Wednesday, April 1.

Queens, which leads the city in coronavirus cases, also leads the city in the number of neighborhoods that hit the highest range of coronavirus cases on the map. There are 14 neighborhoods in the borough with between 306 and 947 cases, the highest range presented on the map.

The range of numbers on the newly released map are not consistent between each shade. While the lighter shaded neighborhoods could have between 6 and 112 cases, the darker shaded neighborhoods could have between 306 and 947 cases.

A representative from the New York City Department of Health said the ranges where created based on the distribution of the data.

Total count of COVID-19 cases based on patient address by ZIP code

Courtesy of the New York City Department of Health.

On Tuesday, March 31, the health department released a map detailing the breakdown of the percent of patients testing positive for COVID-19 by ZIP code.

Queens led the city in the number of neighborhoods where the majority of people tested for COVID-19 show positive results. Brooklyn and the Bronx also show high percentages of neighborhoods where positive coronavirus tests account for the majority of tests.

Some ZIP codes that appear in the highest range on the percent of patients testing positive map, may not appear in the highest range on the total cases map. For example, Queens Village (ZIP code 11428) appears in the highest range for percent of patients testing positive for COVID-19, but is shown as having the lowest range of actual cases, somewhere between 6 and 112.

Percent of patients testing positive for COVID-19 by zip code in New York City as of March 31, 2020

Courtesy of New York City Department of Health

In total, 28 neighborhoods in Queens have between 58 and 77 percent of people tested showing positive results. In Manhattan, only Washington Heights shows similar numbers.

As of March 31, Queens has the most positive coronavirus cases in the city with 13,869, or about 33 percent of the citywide total. There are nearly 42,000 cases in all of New York City and 1,096 deaths, according to the health department.

QNS will bring you further analysis of COVID-19 data as it is released by the city of New York.  

This story was updated at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, April 1. 

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