NYC COVID-19 test positivity rate up to 8.39 pct, new cases 4,855: mayor


By Xia Lin

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- New York City's COVID-19 test positivity rate on a seven-day average went up to 8.39 percent, compared with 8.15 percent one day earlier, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, de Blasio said that there were 279 new hospital admissions and 4,855 new cases of the coronavirus, adding that "This is our LAST big battle against COVID-19. We need to be tough and see our way through."

"We could run out of #COVID19 vaccines by the end of next week if we don't get a major shipment IMMEDIATELY. The Federal government needs to STOP holding back supplies," he said in another tweet.

"RELEASE as many doses as possible so that we can finally get out of this crisis," he added.

As of Tuesday evening, the coronavirus deaths added up to 25,698 and confirmed cases to 489,451 in NYC, according to The City, a project that tracks the spread of confirmed COVID-19 infections and fatalities in New York City, based on information provided by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the governor's office, The COVID Tracking Project and the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Next In World

Kremlin says Putin ready for dialogue if U.S. willing
EU says it will make vaccine companies respect supply contracts - Michel
Pirates kidnap 15 sailors in attack on Turkish container ship off Nigeria
New Zealand probes first 'probable' community COVID-19 case in months
India to give homegrown vaccine in seven more states this week
Turkey hopes Mediterranean talks can calm choppy waters with EU
Ambani’s Reliance Jio is doubling down to roll out 5G in 2021
Dutch police arrest alleged Asian drug syndicate kingpin
Australia has eye on vaccination drive even though coronavirus under control
Bernie Sanders’ mitten maker marvels over 15 minutes of fame

Stories You'll Enjoy