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Residents of Three Queens Neighborhoods Are Still Being Hospitalized for COVID-19 in Big Numbers

The testing line at Elmhurst Hospital (Photo: Queens Post)

May 26, 2020 By Allie Griffin

New Yorkers are still being hospitalized with COVID-19 in large numbers, with a significant number of them living in three hard-hit areas of Queens.

Governor Andrew Cuomo released a list today of the top 10 neighborhoods/zipcodes where the newly-admitted COVID-19 patients live. Among the top 10 zip codes for hospitalizations over the last seven days, three are in Queens.

The neighborhood that accounted for the most new hospitalizations over the past seven days is in the Bronx. The 10467 zip code accounted for 100 new hospitalizations.

Two Queens neighborhoods, Far Rockaway and Corona, ranked second and third respectively, while Elmhurst came in eighth.

There were 95 residents of Far Rockaway who were admitted into hospital for COVID-19 in the past seven days. Meanwhile, that number was 86 in Corona and 69 in neighboring Elmhurst.

The state identified the zip codes and compiled the list as it looks to identify areas where it needs to deploy resources.

Cuomo noted that the neighborhoods on the top ten list are predominantly minority and low income communities.

“We’re going to focus on those zip codes, we’re going to focus on those communities… and that will really bring the numbers down in New York City,” Cuomo said at his daily briefing today.

The move comes as the state focuses its coronavirus response efforts on New York City — now that it’s the only region in New York State which is not yet ready to reopen.

The mid-Hudson region began reopening today and Long Island begins its reopening process tomorrow.

(Source: Governor Cuomo May 26 press conference–screen shot)

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Shadowsfall

The democrats are deciding now maybe stimulus checks arent a great idea hmm it seems they dont care now do they

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Trump signed the bill into law on March 27

I’m sorry, Democrats? Trump is doing wealth redistribution via welfare and taxation, he literally wanted to reprint all the checks (on the taxpayer dime) to have his signature on them.

It’s insane you didn’t know that, at all!

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Carolyn

At the present time I reside in an Assisred Living Program. Because of the freakin lockdown by Gov. Coumo I have been in a one room studio for the past 10 weeks with food delivered by Hha’s 3 x a day!!!!. Because of this crap 21 people have died! We cannot go out of this facility.I belong to a community garden where I pay $200.00 per Season just to organic garden. So far Every Gardener has the right to be in their garden and follow a protocol. Except Me. I am very angry! I wont be able to garden this year if I dont get out of here Soon!!! It will be too late to plant because my seedlings will be pot bound!!!!! I worked very hard from Feb . Planting my heirloom vegetables and e ery day I pray that this freakin LOCKDOWN WILL END! or the $$$$ will be spent for naught! That is alot of cash!!! I live on $200 per month after my Ss check a d my smallpension goes to this place to live!!!! Come on coumo get with the program .More seniors have died here being confined to this building. The Sun in my 200 square foot garden is much healthier to be!!!!Everyone is extremely angry and fustrated. All other seniors can at least go to the store to by food. We cant. And most hate the food they serve daily!!!!!! LET US OUT! WE Are Not a Nursing home and we all ambulate and are high functioning enough to go out by ourselves !!!!!!!

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Gypsey

I STILL THINK THE CITY AND STATE NEEDS TO STEP UP THE HELP MORE FOR THE BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITY.
SURELY, THEY WOULD HAVE TREATED THE WHITE COMMUNITY WITH MUCH MORE URGENT.
THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT US ELECTION TIME.
HEART BROKEN, DEVASTED AND SAD THAT OUR PEOPLE DIED IN SUCH FASHION.
OUR PLIGHT IS NOT NEW TO THE CITY OR STATE, SO WHY THE SURPRISE NOW. WE HAVE BEEN UNDERSERVED OUR WHOLE LIFE.

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Alison W

Gerry- I guess you’re limited on your travel experience. There are homeless in every city and every state. It has more to do with lack of comprehensive psychiatric coverage. Nothing to do with Democrats or Republicans. The US uses its prison system to warehouse our mentality sick. That’s why every warden in America has filed for psychiatric financing. Please read up on the crisis instead of politicizing.

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Ginny Gallagher

Why didn’t DeBlazio put the proper support in these communities? They are living in apartments, they have been outside alot and he knew it. I am suspect about his decision making. Remember it took 6 weeks to figure out the cleaning the subways might help, again poor decision making , and why?

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Mac

Gerry you’re the answer to the question nobody asked..Go find a post of mine claiming to be a fan of DeBlasio or his policies. You’re obviously posting at the wrong person.

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Mac

Mr LIC- How about the highest crime states all being Republican according to FBI statistics. How about the lowest wage states all being Republican according to ADP payroll and US Census. How about all the states with the most uninsured working Americans being Republican with Texas being the state with the most and highest rate of uninsured according to AMA.

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Parkash Sagar

In corona and Elmhurst most are immigrant from Latin America , Bangladesh and India. They came illiterate and from bottom classes of theirs original countries , for better opportunities in Great US.Contrary in China most are Chinese no foreign refugee and workers.

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Mary Finn

Many of these people lost their lives for us. They drove our trains, cared for our ill, sold us our groceries. Respect must be paid.

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Carolyn Taylor

I’m amazed at the numbers in low income neighborhoods. These people haven’t traveled abroad. The virus came from China and spread to other countries. How is it just low income neighborhoods, who’s spreading this virus in the low income neighborhoods. These people hardly travel.

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MRLIC

To Mac you just don’t like Trump a Real American who stands up to the Sõcialist /Communist. How about Homeless crisis in Dem cities NYC ,Seattle , SF
Crime ridden Chicago, Michigan Sanctuary statefor illegals ,Calif. Sanctuary City of NYC. Democrats want more for illegals than citizens. Pelosi wants to give them stimulus money.

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That is all completely false

> Sanctuary City of NYC

Trump promised to “Cancel all funding of sanctuary cities,” oops, complete lie!

> Democrats want more for illegals than citizens.

Trump promised Mexico would make a “one-time payment” for the great wall. Oops, complete lie! Open borders!

> Pelosi wants to give them stimulus money

What? Trump signed into law on March 27. You just didn’t know it at all!

What a sad hypocrite. Don’t blame others just because the luxury condo real estate developer YOU elected lied to you.

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alejandra

I rlly hope that this covid situation could fade away in the next year or too becuase it hard home all day with my kids and sister kids. thy need go to skool.

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Mary

This crisis is nothing compared to the looming food crisis. Let us pray against a food shortage!!!! Many Queens residents are going to bed hungry and in need of food. I hope they send help ASAP!!

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Lee

Wearing a mask (universal masking) is still the best way to stay protected. (Staying home is even better) Especially since we’re reopening the country and everyone is going out. Look at Hong Kong Singapore, and South Korea. They all wore masks. And they recovered the fastest.

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I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?

That is false, we still need to inject Lysol in our body. Why would the president lie about something so important? He’s obviously an expert in health crises.

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Mac

Hashtagger as Cuomo- So? Still doesn’t change the fact that Trump created the crisis and those who supported Trump are complicit. You have blood on your hands and at the very least, should hide your head in shame.

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Heather

As always the poor is the ones who burden the most by death and illness…It’s by design, neglect or both…

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Sophia

The minorities are packed in like rats to keep the real estate boom in NY going… and the rich can get richer. That’s why they more vulnerable.

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Vivian

Crisis Capitalism at work.
The poor pay the price
The rich reap the rewards.

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Cuomo killed grandma

I wonder if Cuomo pays Mac to write this propagandist garbage
Cuomo killed granny and indemnified the nursing homes from law suits after receiving donations from health care agencies

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Mafe

this “vacation” isn’t fun anymore. we have no money, we’re all freaking out!

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Mac

Red Pills- Yeah let the Republicans do to NY what they’ve done for Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and West Virginia. The lowest wages, education levels, worst in crime, Highest rates of incarceration, highest infant mortality, most uninsured, poorest per capita, etc.. Do some research. It’s all a simple Google search a way. It won’t be found on Fox Entertainment.

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Maria Fernanda

guys, wearing mask is not a fashion or option, its a duty and responsibility. Please wear mask Until the vaccine is released and medicine for covid-19 has been created. And please help the community with better healthcare and food.

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Mac

Hashtagger as the mask- Your posting of propaganda, the very same Fox talking points over and over just show us you’re a weak minded fool with a limited vocabulary like your orange dotard of a cult leader. You’ve never posted an original thought. Cuomo would not have had to send these nursing home patients back (following Trump administration, CDC guidelines) to nursing homes if Donald Trump did his job and not downplay the virus and keep the virus out. This is Donald Trumps legacy. This is what happens when gullible voters put a game show host in the highest office in the land. You’re an accomplice in these deaths.

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Red Pills

Control those undocumented living all under one address. Flip NY red and your problems will be solved.
Stop letting government take care Of you.

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Why does Trump want open borders?

He said Mexico would make a “one-time payment” for Mexico and you fell for it, how that coming? 😂

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The Mask of the Red Death

Corona and Far Rockaway have a lot of old age facilities which is a major factor. Thanks to Cuomo’s idiotic decision to send covid patients back to these facilities, thousands more were infected with fatal consequences.

But at least we know that Mama Cuomo makes a mean spaghetti and meatballs.

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