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Wash Heights Has Highest Positive Antibody Test Rate In Manhattan

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Just over 33 percent of Upper Manhattan residents tested for antibodies had previously been infected with COVID-19, according to City data. 

From Patch - Gus Saltonstall, Aug 20, 2020 

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY — Slightly more than 33 percent of Washington Heights and Inwood residents tested for antibodies showed signs they were previously infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to new city data.

Out of the 47,603 residents tested in the four Zip Codes that make up the two neighborhoods, roughly 33.15 percent tested positive for antibodies, according to data released by the Department of Health on Tuesday.

The positive antibody test rate for the four Upper Manhattan Zip Codes is significantly higher than the borough's rate of 19 percent.

Washington Heights is home to the Zip Code with the highest rate of positive antibody tests in all of Manhattan, 10032, which contains the downtown section of the Washington Heights. About 33.7 percent of antibody tests came back positive for residents in that area.

Percent positive antibody tests by Washington Heights and Inwood ZIP Code:

  • 10032: 33.7 percent (13,465 tested, 4,538 positive)
  • 10033: 33.4 percent (13,934 tested, 4,648 positive)
  • 10034: 32.2 percent (9,982 tested, 3,214 positive)
  • 10040: 33.3 percent (10,222 tests, 3,399 positive)

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