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NYC Marks Big Progress With Coronavirus Since Start Of Year

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New York City is making remarkable progress in battling coronavirus over the first five months of the year. Stats show new coronavirus cases are down 95 percent from January to the start of June. The coronavirus hospitalization rate is down 86 percent. The positivity rate has been plummeting and is now at a record low of point-eight-one-percent.

“These are stunning figures but again it came down to New Yorkers making the decision to go out and get vaccinated and their fellow New Yorkers being there for them to help them. That’s why it worked.”

But Mayor de Blasio says the push continues to try and get more people vaccinated. That includes a new effort to bring vaccine buses top popular nightlife spots to reach younger adults.

New York State continues to roll out incentives for people to take the coronavirus vaccine. There’s going to be a new mobile pop up vaccine site at Belmont Park to coincide with the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. The Johnson and Johnson brand will be used. Those who get vaccinated at the site will receive free general admission to next year’s Belmont Stakes. Meanwhile, latest data shows the coronavirus positivity rate is now below half a percent across the state, a new record low. The seven day average has declined for 59 straight days.