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Coronavirus Positivity Average Dips Below 4% in New York


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NEW YORK, NY — The city’s falling COVID-19 numbers again ticked under a level not seen in months.

Coronavirus positivity hit 3.56 percent on a seven-day average, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. It’s the lowest point since Nov. 23, according to city-data.

The rate had hovered above a 5 percent “warning light” threshold for months starting in November. A week ago, it finally dropped below the threshold and measured 4.91 percent.

“Well below threshold now, so that’s fantastic,” de Blasio said Monday.

De Blasio said the city counted 106 new patients and 1,587 new cases as of Monday — both of which are also months-long lows.

The dip in cases appears to coincide with expanded coronavirus vaccinations across the city. More than half of city residents have now received at least one dose of vaccine, according to city data.

The city has distributed 6.17 million doses of vaccine so far, more than the total population of Missouri, de Blasio said.

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