New York City reported its lowest percent of positive Covid-19 test results on Wednesday since the coronavirus crisis began in March, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in his daily presser. The city reported a positivity rate of 0.24%.
The city’s other indicators continued to remain below the thresholds as well. There were 64 confirmed Covid-19 hospital admissions reported, and the 7-day average of new reported coronavirus cases was 320.
City officials are mobilizing a concentrated testing and tracing outreach in the Borough Park neighborhood in south Brooklyn after seeing an uptick in the last few days, however. De Blasio stressed it was a very recent, small uptick, citing a group of 16 cases, some of which are linked to a recent large wedding in the community. Similar to how officials reacted when they saw an uptick in neighboring Sunset Park, the city is mobilizing a targeted, flood-the-zone type of approach to test and trace residents.
De Blasio said he was working hand-in-hand with community leaders in the neighborhood in the testing and tracing efforts.