New York Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 53 (84% of all Health Centers)

Data represents information provided by health centers from a single, specified reporting date. Summary information across report dates is not comparable due to differences in which health centers responded for a given report date.

Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 26,675
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 66.67%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 3,202
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 79.73%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 19.33% 11.15%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 5.36% 6.09%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 17.44% 16.65%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 1.12% 1.22%
Asian Patients3 3.34% 5.40%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.31% 0.25%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.35% 0.37%
Patients with More than one race3 1.92% 3.09%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 8.81% 10.77%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.38% 3.44%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 39.64% 41.57%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 21,765
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 70.91%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 30,312
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 55.41%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 20.85% 32.24%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 7.13% 10.29%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 15.14% 10.57%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 1.49% 1.03%
Asian Patients3 6.43% 3.47%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.53% 0.28%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.62% 0.44%
Patients with More than one race3 2.09% 1.62%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 17.41% 12.35%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 3.74% 2.77%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 24.58% 24.92%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 98.11%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 63.46%

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 5.77%
12 Hours or Less 0.00%
24 Hours 25.00%
2-3 Days 59.62%
4-5 Days 7.69%
More Than 5 Days 1.92%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 30.19%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 64.15%
Vaccine confidence 18.87%
Vaccine storage capacity 0.00%
Vaccine supply 26.42%
Other 5.66%
None 15.09%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 91.89%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 62
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 27
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 479
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 589
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 2.08%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 21.51%

Health Centers with an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for:

Type of PPE 6 or Fewer Days 7-13 Days 14-20 Days 21-27 Days 28 or More Days No Supply Challenge at this time
Surgical Masks 1.89% 0.00% 5.66% 3.77% 28.30% 60.38%
N95/PPR Masks 1.89% 5.66% 5.66% 5.66% 28.30% 52.83%
Gowns 0.00% 0.00% 5.66% 9.43% 24.53% 60.38%
Gloves 0.00% 0.00% 5.66% 15.09% 24.53% 54.72%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.00% 0.00% 7.55% 3.77% 26.42% 62.26%

1 The reported number of patients tested do not represent the same patients included in the reported number of patients tested positive due to a lag between the date the specimen is collected and the availability of test results. Positivity rates cannot be inferred by dividing patients tested positive by patients tested for this reason.

2 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding to the hundredths.

3 Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino.

4 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=52. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2021