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NYC Covid-Positive Rate Below 5% as Daily Shots Set Record (1)

April 19, 2021, 3:29 PM

New York City’s positive test rate for Covid-19 dipped below 5% for the first time in several months as daily vaccinations reached a record, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The seven-day average for positive tests fell to 4.91% as of Friday, below a key public-health safety threshold established a year ago. On the same day, the city set a record for vaccinations with 106,528, bringing the total to 5,746,378 doses to date.

Last time the positive test rate was below 5% was on Nov. 29, when it was also at 4.91%, according to the city’s health department. The...

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