Fri, 23 Apr 2021

NEW YORK, March 6 (Xinhua) -- New York City's latest COVID-19 test positivity rate on a seven-day average reached 6.34 percent, compared with 5.80 percent one day earlier, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted on Saturday.

Meanwhile, de Blasio said that there were 233 new hospital admissions and new cases of the coronavirus were 2,325. "Make an appointment to get vaccinated if you're eligible. We're rounding the corner in the fight against COVID-19."

On Friday, the mayor said that he will have an announcement next week on high schools, the last tranche of the public education system whose students are still in remote learning.

As of Friday afternoon, coronavirus deaths added up to 29,700 and confirmed cases 731,315 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.

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