The rapid drop in COVID-19 cases across New York City continued over the past week, and the city’s Health Department reported that not one area of the Big Apple registered a 7-day positivity rate above 5%.

At the same time, between April 29-May 5, 35 ZIP codes in New York City — most of which were in Manhattan — logged 7-day positivity rates below 1%. It’s a dramatic turnaround from just four weeks ago, when nine areas of New York — mostly in the outer boroughs — tallied positivity rates of 10% or higher.

A fan shows a vaccine passport on her phone as she arrives for a New York Mets game, during the COVID-19 pandemic, at Citi Field in Queens on April 24, 2021. The rapid drop in COVID-19 cases across New York City continued over the past week, and the city’s […]

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