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New York City Steels Itself for Virus to Return in the Fall

  • Complacency called biggest threat to a new coronavirus spike
  • State adds money for testing; pooling tests may also be a help
A server assists customers dining outside at a restaurant in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York on July 6. 

A server assists customers dining outside at a restaurant in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York on July 6. 

Photographer: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg
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New York City has kept its Covid-19 infection rates low, but the risk of a resurgence looms over the Big Apple as fall approaches.

The city has been a success story in combating Covid-19 since March and April, when the pandemic swept through its boroughs killing thousands of people. Yet the strategies that helped suppress the first surge -- dropping the infection rate to just 1% statewide -- will be tested as cooler weather pushes people together indoors.