COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise across the Five Boroughs, particularly in low vaccination rate hotspots like Staten Island and southern Brooklyn, according to the latest city Health Department data.

The citywide positivity rate rose to 2.29%, with 804 cases averaged across seven days as of July 23, up from 1.81% and 640 cases a week before on July 18. Hospitalization and death rates have remained stable and low with a hospitalization rate 0.53 per 100,000 as of July 23, and three deaths as of July 22.

A healthcare worker administers a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to a woman at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., January 29, 2021. Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for […]


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