NY Daily News
A city map suggests what many New Yorkers already suspected: Coronavirus is hitting the poorest neighborhoods hardest.
The map shows the biggest share of people testing positive for the deadly virus are in a swathe of the city’s poorer neighborhoods, which stretches in a boomerang shape from central Brooklyn through Queens and out to the Rockaways.
A chunk of the South Bronx is also being slammed with more than half the patients testing positive.
Well-heeled neighborhoods like Riverdale, Bayside, Bay Ridge and most of Manhattan are faring relatively much better, with less than 40% testing positive for COVID-19.
Anti-poverty advocates say that the findings likely reflect the fact that poor and working-class people have been far less able to abide by social-distancing rules.
They are also less likely to have jobs that allow them to work remotely like better-off New Yorkers.