Every major indicator New York City uses to track the spread of COVID-19 points to a stabilizing situation across the Five Boroughs — but the danger is far from over.

The latest New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene data revealed that the percentage of New Yorkers testing positive for COVID-19, and the hospitalization rate, continues to decrease. Over the last 28 days, the daily positivity rate stands at 4.14%,while over the past week, an average of 77 people have been hospitalized per day.

This third wave of COVID-19 cases in the Five Boroughs can be largely blamed on the highly-contagious, very potent Delta variant of the virus, which the Health Department says accounts for about 97% of all new infections.

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