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NYC Covid Searches Show Surge May Have Peaked, Nate Silver Says

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Google searches for Covid-19 symptoms are falling in the New York City area, a sign that the wave of infections in the region may be cresting, according to data watcher Nate Silver. 

Queries for “Covid symptoms,” “cough,” “fever” and “sore throat” have declined in the area since Dec. 27, Silver said in a tweet Monday, noting that confirmed cases will likely take longer to peak because of testing backlogs and reporting lags.