(Photo by nyc.gov)
NEW YORK (77 WABC) — The city is shining a light on where the most coronavirus deaths took place. It shows what data already indicated– poorer, non-white communities are hit hardest.
The new listings by zip code shows the most fatalities per capita in New York are part of the neighborhood that includes Starrett City, a large apartment complex in Brooklyn. It is the largest federally subsided housing complex in the country.
Among the 12,400 residents, 76 died from COVID-19, ABC7 reported. Nearly 63% of the people living in the zip code are black. It’s also the zip code that has the largest percentage of elderly people, a possible contributing factor in the high fatality rate.
Other areas with high amount of deaths include Coney Island, Far Rockaway and Co-Op City.
The data pointed that Hispanics and black New Yorkers were more than twice as likely to die from the virus than white people.