The latest state figures show a slight increase in the number of patients over the past three days. As of Saturday, there were 699 COVID patients in state hospitals.
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Amid new concerns about the Delta variant, an event was held in Brooklyn on Saturday to raise awareness about the slowdown in the spread and promote the importance of getting vaccinated.
There was music, food and dancing under the DUMBO arch.
The event was organized by H +, the Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory.
Doctors from SOMOS Community Care were available to talk about the importance of getting tested and vaccinated. They also offered free tests and vaccinations.
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Assembly member Nader Sayegh supports this type of awareness, especially as cases of the Delta variant increase in New York City.
The MP himself tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.
“I had a slight headache. I didn’t really realize but not the normal symptoms you hear about with COVID, and the next morning, yesterday morning, I found out that it was a positive test result, ”Sayegh said to Cory James of CBS2. “It was a surprise. I was vaccinated in February.
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Sayegh is in quarantine at his home in Yonkers. He says overall he feels good. He believes getting the vaccine helped prevent more serious symptoms, and he’s thankful that his routine tests led to early detection.