West Village COVID Rate Lowers As Surrounding Areas Jump

Gus Saltonstall
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WEST VILLAGE, NY — The coronavirus rate in the West Village has fallen back under 2 percent, according to new city data released Monday.

The new data, which shows COVID-19 testing results for every New York City ZIP code between Nov. 6 and Nov. 12, shows a continued citywide increase in the percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive.

However, the COVID situation in the West Village's 10014 ZIP code has bucked the trend and taken a turn for the better.

The positivity rate in the ZIP code from Nov. 6 to Nov. 12 was 1.41 percent, down from 2.04 percent between Nov. 2 and Nov. 8.

The shrinking numbers did not hold for the other two ZIP codes that make up Greenwich Village.

Here is the updated COVID-19 numbers for the three ZIP codes that make up Greenwich Village and the West Village.

  • 10011 — Chelsea/Greenwich Village: 2,360 people tested, 42 new cases, 1.78 percent positivity.

  • 10012 — Greenwich Village/SoHo: 1,423 people tested, 23 new cases, 1.62 percent positivity.

  • 10014 — West Village/Hudson Yards: 1,343 people tested, 19 new cases, 1.41 percent rate.

In the positivity rates from Nov. 2 through 8 compared to Nov. 6 through 12, the 10011 ZIP code went from 1.33 percent to 1.78 percent, and the 10012 ZIP code went from 0.85 percent to 1.62 percent.

While the two numbers remain among the low end of rates seen throughout the city, the 10012 ZIP code rate did double in the timespan.

Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who represents much of Lower Manhattan, tweeted, "Know this: We cannot afford a second wave. Also know this: We can prevent it — if we keep following guidelines, wearing our masks, and avoiding large gatherings. What we do next will make all the difference. Do the right thing."

Mayor Bill de Blasio, on Monday, said the city's average coronavirus positivity rate is 2.77 percent.

The once-remote possibility of school closures at a citywide 3 percent rate neared reality last week as the city's positivity rate hit 2.83 percent, prompting Mayor Bill de Blasio to warn parents to make alternative plans for their children as soon as Monday.

The schools remain open for now, but the city's public school parents, students and teachers are locked in a will-they, won't-they daily waiting game over school closures.

Patch reporter Matt Troutman contributed to this report.

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This article originally appeared on the West Village Patch