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As COVID-19 Rates Skyrocket, Fruitvale Residents Can't Afford To Stay At Home

Jonathan Kos-Read
In Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood, the COVID-19 case rate is more than three times as high as the rest of Alameda County's.

In Alameda County, more than one out of every ten COVID-19 cases can be traced back to a single neighborhood’s zip code. Fruitvale is a dense, predominantly Latinx community in East Oakland, and its COVID-19 case rate is higher than Florida’s and Georgia’s, two of the hardest hit states in the country. 

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Teresa Cotsirilos was a reporter at KALW covering labor rights and public health in the Bay Area’s immigrant communities.
Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.