NEW YORK, March 5 (Xinhua) -- New York City's latest COVID-19 test positivity rate on a seven-day average reached 5.8 percent, compared with 6.4 percent one day earlier, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted on Friday.
Meanwhile, de Blasio said that there were 221 new hospital admissions and new cases of the coronavirus were 2,330. "We're turning the corner in this fight. Keep wearing a mask. Keep practicing social distancing. Get vaccinated if you're eligible. This is the home stretch."
In another tweet on Friday, the mayor said, "Attention homebound New Yorkers: we're bringing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to YOU. Opt in for an in home #COVID19 vaccination now."
On Thursday, de Blasio announced that "2,104,004 total vaccine doses (were) given so far in NYC," and "The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has arrived in New York City! This single dose will revolutionize our vaccination effort."
As of Friday noon, coronavirus deaths added up to 29,640 and confirmed cases 726,459 in NYC, according to The City, a project that tracks the spread of confirmed COVID-19 infections and fatalities in New York City, based on information provided by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the governor's office, The COVID Tracking Project and the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.