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N.Y.’s New Virus Cases Exceed 2,000 for First Time Since May

  • The city makes plans for a vaccine that doesn’t yet exist
  • Pandemic surges in NYC neighborhoods with winter ahead
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New York state posted more than 2,000 new Covid-19 cases for the first time since May, a surge that officials are desperate to head off as they prepare to distribute vaccines in the new year.

Of the nearly 125,000 tests conducted statewide on Tuesday, 1.6% were positive, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday during a briefing in Albany. Excluding hot spots resulted in a 1.4% positive average.