NYC Map Shows Caribbean American Zip Codes Among Hardest Hit By Coronavirus

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A report from News Americas Now.

The number of Caribbean immigrants in New York City dying from the dreaded coronavirus continues to grow, and while there are no exact number from the city on this specific demographic, the official map of zip codes where the virus is the highest, show many are in predominantly Caribbean American populated neighborhoods in southeast Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx according to a New Americas analysis.

All three boroughs have been hit hard by the virus. Zips codes 11411 and 11429 in Queens, NY, which includes areas like Cambria Heights and Queens Village, are largely enclaves of foreign-born Caribbean immigrants.

Both zip codes are home primarily to middle-class Jamaicans, Haitians,  Grenadians and Guyanese, a News Americas analysis of City Data showed with a smattering of other West Indians including Dominicans, Barbadians and Trinidad and Tobagonians. Most have a college degree, are naturalized US citizens, own their own homes and earn a medium income of $47,370.

But according to the NYC data, almost 73-70 percent, respectively, of those tested for the virus are positive here.

In Zip codes 11234 and 11236, which includes areas like east Flatbush, Canarsie and Flatlands, the majority of the population are Haitians, Jamaicans and Grenadians as well with a smaller percentage of Vincentians, Guyanese, Bahamians and Trinis, the city data shows an estimated 937 – 2,563 cases.

In Bronx zip codes like 10465 and 10461, the foreign-born population is largely Dominican with a sliver of Jamaicans and Haitians while in Zip code 10469 the population is primarily Haitians and Jamaicans as well as some Dominicans with most having high school diplomas only and living below the poverty line. NYC data show that there are 937 – 2,563 positive COVID-19 cases there, of those tested for the virus.

18 thoughts on “NYC Map Shows Caribbean American Zip Codes Among Hardest Hit By Coronavirus

  1. Can the statistics in this article be editedcfor accuracy. I think there may be a copy and paste error that shows the exact number of cases in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Please clarify and update if necessary. Otherwise, this is a good article.

    1. I noticed the potential “copy and paste” incident as well. This brings the overall credibility of the article into question.

      1. Hi Everyone,

        I am apart of a research group with Saint Francis College. As part of my senior research requirement I am conducting an online survey to gain data on Caribbean Culture Adults/Elders (40+) and LGBTQ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior! If you are off Caribbean descent and are over 40 years old please take 5 minutes to complete our survey by simply tapping on the link below! Thank you in advance!!!! ❤️❤️ please help by sharing this link to help me acquire the information needed to conduct my study!
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      1. One cannot believe EVERYTHING WE READ! A LOT OF COPY AND PASTE! THEY ARE LOOKING FOR MEDIA HITS TO BE VIRAL!! TO ALL READERS PLEASE USE TOTAL GUT INSTINCT SENSE TO FOLLOW. I PRAY FOR ALL FAMILIES RESILIENCY AND STRENGTH!!
        GOD IS IN CONTROL!!

  2. When you say Dominican do you mean from the Dominican Republic or the Commonwealth of Dominica?

    1. Thought of Dominican Republic.. hi Tina I was curious as well but from all reports there are quite a number of our people in these city codes too but as to how much they are affected by this I get to know. Let’s Continue to pray for our people.

      1. Hi Everyone,

        I am apart of a research group with Saint Francis College. As part of my senior research requirement I am conducting an online survey to gain data on Caribbean Culture Adults/Elders (40+) and LGBTQ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior! If you are off Caribbean descent and are over 40 years old please take 5 minutes to complete our survey by simply tapping on the link below! Thank you in advance!!!! ❤️❤️ please help by sharing this link to help me acquire the information needed to conduct my study!
        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ResearcherMartinez

  3. I saw this coming for years now the foods the gmo chickens, gmo beefs, starches my people have been lied to about these foods since the 80’s. Hopefully the truths will come to light.

  4. Something is terribly wrong with this data. Zip Codes in the boroughs of Brooklyn and the Bronx are have the same number of cases. Please update and repost the Information

  5. Are these stats correct. I live in 11234 area code but haven’t seen or heard of any cases so far.. Peter

    1. Only one of you mentioned “diet” ! The food we eat drops pH level below 6, causes type 2 diabetes, raises blood pressure, weakens the immune system, and creates the perfect environment for a deadly virus like Covid-19: Traditional Caribbean foods are rich in volcanic mineral, with all the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, & packed with natural power for the immune system: How many of us are infected back home?

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