NYC COVID positivity rate remains steady even as vaccines ramp up

NYC COVID positivity rate remains steady even as vaccines ramp up


New York City’s coronavirus positivity rate has remained stubborn for weeks — while new cases are only slowly inching downward — even as the city continues to ramp up vaccinations, the latest data shows.   

The Big Apple has a COVID-19 positivity rate of 6.55 percent on a seven-day rolling average – and that figure has remained above 6 percent for several weeks, according to the latest city data.

But new virus cases have ticked down in recent days, with the city’s latest seven-day rolling average at 3,170, according to the data.

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And Sunday marked the first time since December that city hospital admissions for the virus dipped below 200, with 183 patients admitted with suspected COVID-19 — and 61 percent of them testing positive.

Deaths in New York City as a result of the coronavirus have also been inching downward with fatalities in the high 50s over the most recent days, the data shows.

The latest numbers come

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