More People in the Home Matters

By Urban Systems Lab


Population density plays a key role in the inequitable impacts of COVID-19. This is especially the case in New York, the largest city in the United States with about 8.3 million people in 2018 (with the metropolitan area home to approximately 20.3 million people)... COVID-19 rates are likely higher in cities because they tend to be the locations for the onset of infection earlier on in the spread, and because more testing is occurring per capita.

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