CityMD changes hours due to high testing demand as city’s positivity rate hits 2.77%
Hundreds of people across New York City are continuing to get tested for COVID-19, as the positivity rate in New York City has increased to 2.77%.
The line to get tested for COVID-19 at CityMD urgent care centers has increased.
CityMD announced that because of the increase in people coming to get tested, Monday will mark the first day they are shortening their hours. It says staff is overwhelmed and have been sacrificing their own health as lines have been flooded with people.
CityMD says it will attempt to see every patient on the line at the time they close, once it is closed, however, they will not be able to add any more patients to the line.
With a 2.77% positivity rate in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio cites more testing means more positive cases. He says 75,000 people got tested on Friday alone.
Many people told News 12 they’re getting tested for COVID-19 as a precaution and peace of mind, especially ahead of Thanksgiving.