New York Mayor Bill de Blasio stressed that the municipal government will increase temporary vaccination sites throughout the city to reach more people, within the most vulnerable communities. The initiative includes establishing these centers in consulates (one of them in Honduras, in the Bronx), centers for the elderly and NYCHA (Voces Latinas, in Queens) housing complexes.
He noted that to date, the Municipality has administered 4’673,627 doses of the vaccine against COVID-19 in New York.
Regarding recovery efforts, the municipal program was announced NYC Aftercare, which consists of monitoring and supporting New Yorkers who continue to recover after being infected with COVID-19. The COVID centers of excellence will be used for this: two are already operating in Tremont and Roosevelt and one more will open in Bushwick in July. The program will be carried out through the Testing and Tracking Corps.
De Blasio announced that this summer all 8 beaches in the city will be in service for Saturday May 29, on Memorial Day. And regarding the swimming pools or public pools, outdoors, they will also be open from the last day of classes in public schools, Saturday, June 26.
Regarding the new indicators used to measure progress in the fight against coronavirus, the most recent data showed:
- Number of positive cases admitted to hospitals: 230 (59%)
- COVID-19 reported cases, 7-day average: 2991
- Percentage of patients who tested positive, 7-day average: 6.52%