Of course the highest total number of cases in New York state are in New York City, but that's not the highest location per capita if you look at the counties in the suburban metro area. Interestingly, those New York counties aren't all concentred. If you look at five counties instead of just three, all with high per capita rates of Covid19 you go from Northwest (Orange and Rockland) to North (Westchester) to East on Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk).
Here's what we get from the article in The Epoch Times:
The epidemic has been the most concentrated in three suburbs around New York City as well as in New Orleans.
While New York City has the highest number of confirmed cases, over 57,000, when counted per capita, the worst hit is Rockland County, a neighboring suburb of some 325,000 on the west side of the Hudson River.
More than one in 67 Rockland residents has tested positive, a rate over twice as high as in New York City.
Westchester County, a large suburb across the river from Rockland, has about one in 74 residents confirmed infected, a total of more than 13,000 cases as of April 3, according to the state’s Department of Health.
New Orleans, the largest city in Louisiana with a population of nearly 400,000, is the third most affected area in the nation, with more than 1 in 100 testing positive.
Nassau County, a large suburban area on Long Island just east of Queens, is in a similar situation with nearly one in 100 residents confirmed as infected.
In New York City and Westchester, it appears the pace of the epidemic has somewhat plateaued. Not so in Rockland, where the rate of infection still seems to be rapidly accelerating. Nassau, as well as the Suffolk and Orange counties, have experienced a quickening of the spread as well.
The article doesn't give statistics for Suffolk and Orange counties, so I looked them up at USA Facts. Here's what I found for all the relevant counties on a per 100K population basis:
Suffolk 687.7 100k
Orange 622.7 100k
Richmond 788.4 (Staten Island)
Kings 613.3 (Brooklyn)
New York 518.9 (Manhattan)
Finally, I consulted the New York Times. The NYT lumped all NYC counties together, but this is what they offer--and these should be the most up to date of all the stats:
Location Cases Per 100k Deaths Per 100K
NYC 749.8 22.1
Nassau 983.8 29.2
Westchester 1350.1 20.3
Suffolk 764.2 11.8
Rockland 1505.2 15.4
Orange 724.7 8.5
So, for anyone who thinks Covid19 is a disease for crowded, dirty, urban areas--reconsider that.
I am not sure anyone is saying that this.ReplyDelete
The Kungflu is indiscriminate. It has no moral compunction. It's mindless. So, those areas, rich or poor, that commingle more than others are harder hit.
There are people saying that, but it's mistaken. There are, IMO, a number of factors that contribute. Among them diet that leads to health problems, as well as social customs--as you suggest--that lead to closer commingling.Delete
Dude, I don't know. I have my life experience, my brain, and that's it.Delete
This thing appears very bad, but the numbers betray that. Then, are the numbers correct?
On and on it goes.
New York Times said 25% of the deaths in the city were in nursing homes; 15% overall in nursing homes. This was Tuesday, so may no longer be true. There are a lot of nursing homes in Westchester Cty.Delete
My guess is a lot of people in those suburbs commuted to NYC.ReplyDelete
"So, for anyone who thinks Covid19 is a disease for crowded, dirty, urban areas--reconsider that".ReplyDelete
Or...consider that there are plenty of crowded, dirty, urban areas in Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Orange counties. Its not all bucolia.
A friend of mine died of covid on mar. 23. (91 years old) He was an active business man who lived in suburbs of Schenectady NY. Way upstate. He took one trip about two weeks prior to NYC. Amtrak to get there and probably taxi to get around. NYC is a hell hole of CCP. JimReplyDelete
And probably felt pretty safe with what seemed like limited exposure--as most of us would.Delete