These zip codes, New York counties have the highest COVID rates

Health officials are concerned for 22 counties and 117 zip codes in the Hudson Valley and New York state where COVID rates are high and vaccination low.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is concerned COVID is spreading in New York State, but adds that his staff have identified 117 zip codes across New York where COVID is spreading faster.

In those 117 postcodes, new positives per capita are above the state average and the vaccination rate is below the state average, according to Cuomo.

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In the Hudson Valley, a graphic presented at Cuomo’s press conference identified the following zip codes with high COVID-19 transmission rates

  • 12540 – Dutchess County
  • 10930- Orange County
  • 10940- Orange County
  • 10992- Orange County
  • 12058- Greene County
  • 12083- Greene County
  • 10705 – Westchester County
  • 10507- Westchester County
  • 10703- Westchester County
  • 10547- Westchester County
  • 10595- Westchester County
  • 10704- Westchester County
  • 10986- Rockland County
  • 10993- Rockland County
  • 10980- Rockland County

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The majority of postal codes are in New York. 71 zip codes, or 61%, are located in New York City, primarily in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.

According to Cuomo, 21 postcodes, or 18%, are among the 117 postcodes. Affected areas of Long Island include Riverhead, Wyandanch, Elmont and Calverton.

Other affected postal codes in New York are below:

  • 12158- Albany County
  • 12815- Warren County
  • 13131- Oswego County
  • 13040- Cortlandt County
  • 14608- Monroe County
  • 13308- Oneida County
  • 12883- Essex County
  • 13733- Chenango County
  • 14215- Erie County
  • 14770- Cattaraugus County

The CDC says New York has “substantial” levels of COVID transmission. The CDC considers the infection rate to be “high” or “significant” when there are 50 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period, or when the positivity rate is greater than five percent.

The CDC released a map broken down by county in New York City. In the Hudson Valley, a number of counties are considered to have a “substantial” infection rate.

Below are the counties in New York that the CDC considers to have “high” or “substantial” COVID infection rates:

  • Orange County
  • Sullivan County
  • Putnam County
  • Westchester County
  • Colombia County
  • Albany County
  • Schenectady County
  • Saratoga County
  • Rensselaer County
  • Schoharie County
  • Erie County
  • Monroe County
  • Thompson County
  • Seneca County
  • Onondaga County
  • Chenango County
  • Kings County
  • Nassau County
  • Suffolk County
  • Queens County
  • Bronx County
  • New York County

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