On Monday, the city released an update to its Department of Health COVID-19 Data panel. The update adds more fine-grained information on ZIP Codes, which previously only had their numbers updated once per week. Now, the ZIP codes will be updated daily with new information.

This allows websites like Gothamist to make better maps and graphics, like this one, which shows positivity rates by ZIP codes over the last 90 days (press the right arrow to animate the map):

The updated site also provides new information about hospitalizations, which previously hadn't been broken down by borough. Now, we can see that while hospitalizations peaked in Brooklyn and Queens during the recent spikes in Borough Park, Rockaways, and Forest Hills, they continue to rise in Manhattan and the Bronx:

Additionally, the website now offers clearer demographic information. According to the DOH, the age groups, "will be more refined and will transition from broader age brackets (e.g. 0-17; 18-44; etc.) to more detailed categories of 0-4 years-old; 5-12; 13-17; 18-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-54; 55-64; 65-74; 75+."

This allows the creation of new demographic charts, like this one, showing how deaths were concentrated among older patients and patients of color across each of the boroughs:

There are also some new data-sets and graphics available showing lag times in testing. This one, for instance, shows that in October, almost 70% of tests came back within two days, an improvement over past months:

Despite all the new information, NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi reminded everyone, "Regardless of what may be happening in your neighborhood, we encourage everyone to continue wearing their masks, keeping their distance, washing their hands, getting tested, and staying home if ill.”

You can also see our daily tracking of NYC and NY State statistics here. If you have any questions, email data@gothamist.com.