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COVID-19 Cases Climb Higher Across the City, State


The city’s coronavirus infection rate continues to climb, #Mayor #Bill de #Blasio announced #Wednesday.

The latest data shows the seven-day average stands at 7.93%, up from 7.45% a day earlier.

There were 242 new hospitalizations, also up from #Tuesday.

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“#Keep doing what works: practice social distancing, stay home if you feel sick, wear a mask, and get tested,” de #Blasio tweeted.

#Statewide, the coronavirus infection rate continues to hover above 8%, according to #Gov. #Andrew #Cuomo, who said the 7-day average now stands at 8.66%. #Hospitalizations and ICU admissions are also up, as are hospital discharges.

#Cuomo said the number of tests being conducted remains down, leading him to caution that the higher infection rate needs further analysis.

“There has been an apparent increase, post-holiday gatherings, let’s call it,” said #Cuomo. “#We have to watch this.”

The governor said a new, more contagious strain, first identified in the #United #Kingdom, has not been found in #New #York.

#About 203,000 #New #Yorkers have received the first dose of the vaccine. #Cuomo cautioned, though, that it will take much of 2021 to administer it to enough people to achieve herd immunity.

“The vaccine is the weapon that will win the war,” #Cuomo said. “#It won’t win the war overnight.”

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https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/coronavirus/2020/12/30/city-s-covid-19-positivity-rate-climbs-higher

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