BROOKLYN, NY — A Brooklyn ZIP code’s coronavirus infection rate has soared so high in recent weeks that it is now the second-highest in New York City, data shows.

Just under 8.5 percent of coronavirus tests in the 11223 ZIP code, which covers Gravesend, came back positive between Nov. 22 and Nov. 28, the most recent period of tests released by the city’s Health Department, according to the data.

The 8.47 percent infection rate is the second highest of any of New York City’s 177 ZIP codes during that time period and only .3 percentage points from the top infection rate on the list, found in Queens’ Breezy Point.

The infection rate is a huge jump from when the city brought back its daily release of coronavirus numbers by ZIP code in early November.

Back then, the Gravesend ZIP code had an infection rate of 3.02 percent, the 26th highest in New York City.

The jump comes as coronavirus rates rise across the five boroughs and the state as officials try to control a second wave of the coronavirus. This week, hospitalizations for coronavirus infections in New York City reached their highest point since June.

The city’s overall seven-day positivity rate has reached 4.14 percent, about double what it was just a few weeks ago.

Despite the jump in 11223 and some other Brooklyn ZIP codes, the parts of the city with the highest infection rates are still largely concentrated in the Bronx, Staten Island and parts of Queens. Only three Brooklyn ZIP codes made the top 20 highest infection rates between the Nov. 22 and 28 testing period.

Southern Brooklyn was once under a red-zone lockdown put in place by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, which he changed to a less-restrictive yellow zone in mid-November. Cuomo’s “cluster zones” are decided not based on ZIP code, but on the state’s coronavirus data, which often differs from the city’s.

Here are the infection rates between Nov. 22 and Nov. 28 for all Brooklyn ZIP codes, according to the city:

11223, Gravesend/Homecrest: 8.47 percent 11208, Cypress Hills/East New York: 7.22 percent 11204, Bensonhurst/Mapleton: 6.76 percent 11219, Borough Park: 6.25 percent 11230, Midwood: 6.15 percent 11220, Sunset Park: 5.82 percent 11235, Brighton Beach/Manhattan Beach/Sheepshead Bay: 5.62 percent 11214, Bath Beach/Bensonhurst/Gravesend: 5.32 percent 11228, Bath Beach/Dyker Heights: 4.93 percent 11234, Bergen Beach/Flatlands/Marine Park/Mill Basin: 4.73 percent 11229, Gerritsen Beach/Homecrest/Sheepshead Bay: 4.72 percent 11207, Cypress Hills/East New York: 4.37 percent 11210, Flatlands/Midwood 4.35 percent 11224, Brighton Beach/Coney Island/Seagate: 4.09 percent 11209, Bay Ridge/Fort Hamilton: 4.08 percent 11212, Ocean Hill-Brownsville: 3.53 percent 11203, East Flatbush (North)/East Flatbush (South): 3.37 percent 11236, Canarsie: 3.36 percent 11232, Sunset Park: 3.23 percent 11213, Crown Heights (East): 3.06 percent 11218, Kensington/Windsor Terrace: 3.02 percent 11233, Bedford-Stuyvesant (East)/Ocean Hill-Brownsville: 2.68 percent 11211, East Williamsburg/Williamsburg (North)/Williamsburg (South): 2.65 percent 11205, Bedford-Stuyvesant (West)/Clinton Hill/Fort Greene: 2.62 percent 11206, Williamsburg (South): 2.58 percent 11221, Bedford-Stuyvesant (East)/Bushwick: 2.45 percent 11226, Flatbush/Prospect Lefferts Gardens: 2.4 percent 11216, Bedford-Stuyvesant (West)/Crown Heights (West): 1.96 percent 11231, Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill/Red Hook: 1.95 percent 11237, Bushwick/East Williamsburg: 1.88 percent 11217, Boerum Hill/Park Slope: 1.87 percent 11225, Crown Heights (West)/Prospect Lefferts Gardens: 1.81 percent 11215, Gowanus/Park Slope/Windsor Terrace: 1.37 percent 11239, East New York: 1.29 percent 11238, Clinton Hill/Prospect Heights: 1.25 percent 11222, Greenpoint: 1.24 percent 11201, Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO/Downtown Brooklyn: 1.09 percent

Check out all of New York City’s coronavirus data by ZIP code here.



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