As the Delta variant dominates the newest COVID-19 cases in New York City, some of the Five Boroughs’ lowest-vaccinated areas are seeing an increase in residents rolling up their sleeves for the serum.

The latest New York City Health Department data shows that 96% of all new COVID-19 cases involve the Delta strain, which has been found to be far more contagious and potent than the standard form of the virus. For weeks, its spread has contributed to an uptick in infections across the city, though the hospitalization rate has held steadily low with more than 56% of New Yorkers fully vaccinated.

Starting Monday, Aug. 16, the city will require individuals to present proof of vaccination in order to dine indoors, work out in gyms or attend theaters. As the Delta variant dominates the newest COVID-19 cases in New York City, some of the Five Boroughs’ lowest-vaccinated areas are seeing an […]

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  1. Great fact based story, free of misinformation, hyperbole or what people “feel” or “think”. The numbers speak for themselves and the numbers are what should drive health policy. We are finally starting to see that happen.

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