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New York City Lowers Covid-19 Risk Level to Medium as Cases Drop

A sign notifies commuters to wear a mask inside a subway in New York, on May 22.

A sign notifies commuters to wear a mask inside a subway in New York, on May 22.

Photographer: Ismail Ferdous/Bloomberg

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and health officials lowered the city’s Covid-19 alert level to medium from high Tuesday, citing declining case counts and hospitalization rates. 

The shift comes a little more than a month after the city moved the Covid-19 alert level to high as a wave of new cases spread throughout the city.