In Florida, the state with most coronavirus cases per capita, that number is slightly lower at 2,445 cases per 100,000 citizens, according to the
In Texas, another hard hit state, its 1,678. All three are lower than the rate of infection seen in Fruitvale and East Oakland.
The New York City city area, which was devastated by the coronavirus in March and April, has seen about 2,692 cases per 100,000 homeowners, according to the New York Times – a figure comparable to what were seeing in Oakland.
An Oaklandside editor flagged the high case rate on Twitter last week. Ever since, the scenario in those 3 zip codes has actually only worsened.
San Franciscos COVID-19 information, which is separated by neighborhood and not postal code, reveals the Bayview Hunters Point community with a similarly high transmission rate. In other parts of the city, like the hard-hit Mission District, the case rate has to do with half of what it remains in East Oakland.
In Santa Clara Countys hardest hit zip codes, in South County and East San Jose, the case rate is substantially lower than Oaklands – in between 600 and about 1,100 cases per 100,000 locals.
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It comes as not a surprise that the Oakland neighborhoods most affected by the pandemic are mainly Latino and Black, along with low earnings. In the 94621 East Oakland postal code, for example, the per capita income is $15,973. The zip code is 60% Latino, 30% Black and just 4% white.
Black and Latino residents comprise about 58% of the countys cases. (An additional 19.5% of Alameda Countys cases are marked as “unidentified race/ethnicity,” making it hard to know the precise market toll the virus has taken.) The out of proportion effect of the virus on neighborhoods of color is a pattern that holds outside the Bay Area. In California, Latinos comprise about 39% of the population but 59% of coronavirus cases. Just 6% of the states population is Black, however 8.3% of coronavirus deaths are Black people.
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Californias case rate as a whole is 4th in the nation, at 1,380 cases per 100,000 people. That number may be a little lower than reality, as the state is overcoming a backlog in coronavirus reporting triggered by an information problem.
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO)– Three Oakland postal code have rates of
coronavirus infection greater than two of the hardest struck states in the country, Georgia and Florida, and nearly as bad as the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, New York City.
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The 3 zip codes, 94601, 94621 and 94603, period Fruitvale and East Oakland. There are in between 2,472 and 2,594 confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000 citizens in each postal code, since Monday.
East Oaklands #COVID 19 case rate is greater than Florida.
East Oaklands case rate is similar, although not quite as bad, as the rate seen across much of Georgia (considered one of the other U.S. centers). pic.twitter.com/iNGAHFgQeQ— Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) August 7, 2020
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All three are lower than the rate of infection seen in Fruitvale and East Oakland.
In the 94621 East Oakland zip code, for example, the per capita income is $15,973. The zip code is 60% Latino, 30% Black and only 4% white.
Black and Latino residents make up about 58% of the countys cases. In California, Latinos make up about 39% of the population however 59% of coronavirus cases.