15,000 new cases of COVID-19 averted thanks to New York’s contact tracing program: the mayor

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MANHATTAN – New York Test and Trace Corps. prevented up to 15,000 possible new cases of coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday.Nearly 80% of people who test positive for the virus complete the Test and Trace Corps admission process, exceeding the city’s initial benchmarks for the program, according to the mayor.

De Blasio said the more people tested, the more the city can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The mayor encouraged people to call the Test and Trace Corps. hotline, at 212-268-4319, for information or questions about the program. The hotline is open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.



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