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Low-income areas of New York City show high COVID-19 positive rates-governor

Reuters | Updated: 20-05-2020 21:36 IST | Created: 20-05-2020 21:36 IST
Low-income areas of New York City show high COVID-19 positive rates-governor

New York City residents from low-income communities tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies at a much higher rate than the general population, according to data disclosed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday.

Cuomo told a daily briefing that 27 percent of the 8,000 people tested from low-income communities were positive for COVID-19 antibodies, compared with 19.9 percent in the general population in New York City. (reporting by Nathan Layne in Wilton, Connecticut and Rajesh Kumar Singh in Chicago, Editing by Franklin Paul)


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