NYC’s COVID Positivity Rate Now Highest Since June

NBC News York reports:

Coronavirus tests in New York City are coming back positive at the highest rate since the first wave of the pandemic receded in June, Big Apple officials revealed Wednesday as they again sounded the alarm about a COVID-19 second wave.

Figures from the city Health Department show that the average positivity rate for coronavirus tests taken over the last seven days has climbed to 2.52 percent — the highest rate since the Big Apple recorded a 2.61 percent positivity rate on June 9.

The daily number of new COVID cases in New York City climbed again too, hitting 817. Hospital admissions have seen upticks across the five boroughs, but for now remain at a manageable level, de Blasio said.