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Since Vaccine New Coronavirus Cases Drop 95% in New York City


Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo: NYC Mayor’s office)

NEW YORK, NY — Barely a day passed in New York City over the past week without coronavirus levels dipping to pandemic-low levels.

New Yorkers have the vaccine to thank for COVID-19’s steady decline over the past six months, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday.

New coronavirus cases fell 95 percent since January, he said. And the city’s average positivity hit another low — 0.81 percent, he said.

More than 8.37 million doses of coronavirus vaccine have gone into arms in the city since the inoculation effort began late last year.

On Jan. 1, there was an average of 4,753 new cases of COVID-19 every day in the city, data shows.

Since January 1:
• 95% decrease in new cases
• 91% decrease in the positivity rate
• 86% decrease in the hospitalization rate
• 69% decrease in hospitalization

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