City establishes 2 new coronavirus testing sites in Midtown

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MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY – New York City is partnering with an emergency care provider to establish two new coronavirus testing sites in Midtown Manhattan.The new testing sites at Medrite clinics located at 330 W. 42nd St. and 919 Second Ave. are part of a rollout of four new test sites that will increase the city’s testing capacity to more than 50,000 daily tests, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday.

“Widespread testing and tracing is the key to reopening our city safely,” de Blasio. “Getting tested isn’t just about taking care of yourself – it’s a civic duty to your fellow New Yorkers. We’ve made testing as quick and convenient as possible to make sure New Yorkers have the tools they need to protect themselves and their loved ones. ”

Medrite clinics in Inwood and Clinton Hill will also offer coronavirus testing as part of the emergency care provider’s new partnership with the city. The city is already partnering with emergency care providers such as CityMD and Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care for testing. New Yorkers can also visit NYC Health + Hospital sites to receive free coronavirus tests.

New York City has been successful in containing coronavirus infections despite its gradual reopening of the economy, which has allowed hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers to work and open activities such as outdoor dining, city ​​officials announced this week. Ted Long, who heads the city’s “Test + Trace” body, said Thursday that coronavirus cases in the city were now at the lowest rate since the outbreak of the pandemic.

The tracing program found and isolated 2,000 people with symptoms of coronavirus, Long said.



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