NYC COVID-19 positivity rate surpasses 7%
New York City's seven-day average positivity rate for COVID-19 has now surpassed 7%.
Millions of coronavirus vaccine doses have already been administered across the country, but positive cases are increase in the city.
On Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the latest indicators: 191 new hospitalizations, 3,015 new cases, and a 7.07% positivity rate.
The latest statewide numbers are 7,183 hospitalizations, a 5.85% positivity rate, and 115 deaths as of Saturday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo also said more than 70% of cases can be traced to households and small gatherings, which is why he and other leaders continue to urge New Yorkers to not travel to see loved ones as we close out the holiday season.
Cuomo said in part: "New York is working closely with the medical community to not only administer the vaccine, but to continue growing capacity as well. As that work progresses, the rest of us need to step up, stay united and continue doing what we know works—wearing masks, staying socially distanced and washing our hands."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said nearly 2 million vaccine doses have been administered across the United States.
The federal agency says more than 9.5 million doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been distributed since Saturday morning.
With the vaccines now being out, many say this is the beginning of the end of the pandemic, but the de Blasio said 2020 isn't over yet, and neither is this fight.