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New York City Covid-19 Cases Finally Recede After Long Plateau

Visitors at Luna Park in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York on April 9.

Visitors at Luna Park in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York on April 9.

Photographer: Paul Frangipane/Bloomberg

Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are dropping sharply across New York City’s five boroughs, easing concern about a new local variant as vaccinations expand.

The seven-day average of confirmed and probable cases in the most populous U.S. city has dropped by 34% in the past week and 56% in the past month to 1,745, data show. Manhattan saw a 64% drop in the 31-day period, the most among the boroughs.