NYC’s seven-day COVID-19 infection rate goes above 4 percent
New York City’s COVID-19 infection rate on a seven-day average has ticked above 4 percent for the first time in several months, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
The latest city data shows that the Big Apple has a 4.03 percent infection rate average over the last seven days, while the daily citywide positivity rate is at 4.69 percent.
It marks the first time the city has hit more than a 4 percent infection rate on a seven-day rolling average since June 1.
According to the latest city statistics, 96 people were admitted to city hospitals with suspected COVID-19 on Saturday and 47 percent of them tested positive.
The city’s seven-day rolling average of new virus cases is at 1,620, the data shows.
De Blasio, speaking during a City Hall press briefing, explained that the Big Apple has “had lower testing levels over the last few days” due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
“Fewer New Yorkers went to get tested, so some of our numbers may be skewed by that,” Hizzoner said, adding, “We’ll get a better sense in the course of this week as testing levels return to normal.”
Coronavirus cases in the city have been steadily on the rise.
“I think a second wave is bearing down on us, but I think we’re fighting it back,” de Blasio said. “And the question is, can we marshal our forces and get everyone involved and keep fighting it back.”
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