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NYC COVID-19 test positivity rate down to 5.88 pct: mayor

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-12-23 03:39
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. [Photo/Agencies]

NEW YORK - New York City's COVID-19 test positivity rate on a seven-day average went down to 5.88 percent, compared with 6.05 percent one day earlier, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted on Tuesday.

There were 193 new hospitalizations and 2,889 new cases of the coronavirus in the city, said de Blasio, adding that "Keep. Up. The. Fight. We need every New Yorker to be a part of driving numbers back down."

"The #COVID19 vaccine is the miracle so many have waited and worked for, and will end the pandemic," he said in another tweet.

"Get this shot of hope and help set our city free. Our new Vaccine For All campaign will help spread the word that the vaccine is safe, effective and free," he added.

As of Monday afternoon, coronavirus deaths added up to 24,735 and confirmed cases to 383,811 in NYC, according to The City, a project that tracks the spread of confirmed COVID-19 infections and fatalities in New York City, based on information provided by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the governor's office, The COVID Tracking Project and the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

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