NYC Jumps to Stop Rise in Staten Island Coronavirus Cases

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STATEN ISLAND – There has been a worrying spike in coronavirus cases among Staten Island residents, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday.Health officials said they would act quickly to stop the spread. NYC Test and Trace Corps executive director Ted Long said they are building several large rapid test sites.

“I want to say something specifically to the Staten Islanders in these communities,” Long said. “We never want to see a rise in any community, but, in this case, in your case, we detected it early on, and we will do everything in our power to deploy resources and join the fight with you at your sides. We are in the same boat with you and we will succeed together. ”

De Blasio said the rise in cases came from two zip codes: 10305 and 10314. On Thursday, de Blasio said the overall rate of COVID-19 infection in New York City was 1.43% with 633 new cases.

“You’re going to see this intensive effort unfold over the next few days and we expect it to work to turn things around,” de Blasio said. “We want to stop it early and do it right. “



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