NEW YORK, March 8 (Xinhua) -- New York City's latest COVID-19 test positivity rate on a seven-day average reached 6.23 percent, compared with 6.39 percent one day earlier, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted on Monday.
Meanwhile, de Blasio said that there were 207 new hospital admissions and new cases of the coronavirus were 3,213. "The end of this crisis is in sight. Keep up the fight."
During his press conference on Monday, the mayor announced that the city's high schools will reopen for in-person learning on March 22 and all school sports will return mid-April. NYC's primary and middle schools and kindergartens already reopened their campus for in-person class.
In another tweet on Monday, de Blasio said that the city had administered 2.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The government's target is to vaccinate 5 million New Yorkers by June this year.
As of Sunday afternoon, coronavirus deaths added up to 29,823 and confirmed cases 738,901 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.