While a not-so-silent minority of individuals continue to seethe over the city’s new COVID-19 vaccine mandate for its municipal workforce, the latest statistics from the New York City Health Department continue to show progress in curtailing the virus’ spread through vaccinations.
Just three areas of the Five Boroughs saw a 7-day positivity rate above 3%, and only 20 communities had a rate above 2%, between Oct. 20 and 26, according to the city’s Health Department. On the flip side, 68 communities registered a positivity rate of less than 1%, and 56 neighborhoods had fewer than 10 new COVID-19 cases reported during the same period.
Actor Ben Crawford, who plays "The Phantom", receives a precautionary test for COVID-19 at the Marriott Marquis Box Office before attending a final dress rehearsal of "The Phantom of the Opera" at the Majestic Theater in New York, U.S., October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs While a not-so-silent minority of [...]