COVID-19 Positivity Reaches Way Above 3 Percent as it Continues its Wild Surge in New York
Today, the daily COVID-19 positivity rate for New York State reached 3.47 percent as local leaders continue to do their best in containing its spread.
Yesterday daily metric stood at just below three percent after only 9 days above 2%. By comparison, the daily positivity rate spent 14 days within the 1-2 percentile range. Prior to that, it was under 1% for well over a month. Sure signs that the spread of the disease (namely the Delta variant which is most prominent in NYC and the rest of the state) has accelerated.
Governor Cuomo had the following warning to share today:
“The vaccine is the weapon that will win the war against COVID, but too many still have not taken advantage of its availability,” he stated. “Every single unvaccinated individual provides the virus an opportunity to mutate into a strain that may be even more harmful than those that came before it. The vaccine is free, accessible and effective, so if you haven’t already, get yours today.”
Yesterday, he expanded upon his recent mandate of mandatory vaccination or weekly testing to include those people employed by the MTA (Metropolitan Tranportation Authority) and NY Port Authority.
Today, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the “Key to NYC Pass”.
“It will require vaccination for workers and customers in indoor dining, in indoor fitness facilities, indoor entertainment facilities. This is going to be a requirement. The only way to patronize these establishments indoors will be if you’re vaccinated, at least one dose”, said the Mayor.
Below, is a chart showing Coronavirus’ daily numbers from the point at which it reached its most current low to the present day.