New York Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from October 16, 2020

Number of Health Center respondents = 37 (59% 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.

Patient Testing

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 94.59%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 68.57%

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 2.86%
12 Hours or Less 2.86%
24 Hours 14.29%
2-3 Days 62.86%
4-5 Days 14.29%
More Than 5 Days 2.86%

Number of Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Any Test Type2,3 18737
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Any Test Type3 32.81%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Any Test Type2,3 1784
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Positive for COVID-19, Any Test Type3 33.91%
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 14057
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 30.48%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 487
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 32.24%
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology)2 4680
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology) 39.83%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology)2 1297
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology) 34.54%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 Patients Tested, Antibody Detection (serology)4 Patients Tested Positive, Antibody Detection (serology)4
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 29.70% 44.15% 22.74% 26.37%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 4.76% 11.91% 3.16% 4.70%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 13.28% 6.57% 13.95% 11.80%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.41% 0.62% 0.94% 1.00%
Asian Patients5 3.53% 4.72% 5.92% 2.24%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients5 0.21% 0.21% 0.47% 0.15%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients5 0.21% 0.21% 0.53% 0.46%
Patients with More than one race5 2.41% 2.05% 3.82% 3.86%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 5.66% 5.95% 11.03% 10.33%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.16% 3.08% 2.46% 2.39%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 37.67% 20.53% 34.98% 36.70%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 84.05%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 22
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 4
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 6.76%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 23.51%

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

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 0.00% 5.41% 21.62% 5.41% 29.73% 37.84%
N95/PPR Masks 0.00% 5.41% 18.92% 5.41% 32.43% 37.84%
Gowns 2.70% 0.00% 24.32% 2.70% 29.73% 40.54%
Gloves 0.00% 2.70% 13.51% 10.81% 35.14% 37.84%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.00% 2.70% 13.51% 10.81% 35.14% 37.84%

1 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=35.

2 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.

3 “Any test type” includes virus detection and antibody detection testing numbers. Care should be taken when drawing conclusions from combined testing numbers or in racial/ethnic minority percentages. Comparison of data in later weeks or in racial and/or ethnic minorities is subject to interpretation as the nature and purpose of antibody detection tests evolve over time.

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

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

Date Last Reviewed:  October 2020