Yonkers councilwoman says COVID-19 taking hold in minority community

The coronavirus is having a devastating impact on minorities living in Westchester's largest city.

News 12 Staff

Apr 14, 2020, 12:45 AM

Updated 1,503 days ago

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The coronavirus is having a devastating impact on minorities living in Westchester's largest city.
Numbers released by the City of Yonkers show most of the people who tested positive living in zip codes in South Yonkers.
News 12 spoke to Yonkers City Councilwoamn Tasha Diaz who says the number of COVID-19 cases are soaring in black and Hispanic communities because a lot of residents are blue-collar workers who directly serve the public.
"They are bus drivers, the cooks, the grocery store workers, the bodega workers," says Diaz.
County officials say as of last Friday, 36.5% of those who had died from COVID-19 were African American and 35.1% were Hispanic.
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