Recently there was a report put out by Department of Health regarding COVID 19 statistics for New York City.
In this report it listed that zip code 10469 in The Bronx, where I also reside, is the leading zip code in The Bronx and number 2 in the state. It says that 10469 incurred 307 deaths and 41% of the residents tested positive. I am clearly disturbed not only at the numbers in this report but the tone that it sets for the residents living in 10469. I would like more clarity on what those real numbers are, because 10469 population is 66,631 people; 41% of that is 27,318 people. I question the Department of Health, whether they tested 27K people or is the 41% represented out of the number of people that you tested? If so, what is the number of people you tested? While this pandemic is a serious matter, we should not put data that creates emotional stress or is misleading to the public at any time. So, I call on the Department of Health to give us detail numbers of people that were actually tested within 10469, because we have a responsibility to keep people calm when there is a state of emergency.
Councilman Andy King.