New York City only has 7,710 doses on hand, and 72,409 second doses yet to be scheduled, Mayor Bill de Blasio said today.
“We have almost no supply to allow us to create new opportunities for people, new appointments for people," the mayor said.
He added “right now I need hundreds of thousands of more doses per week.”
He said earlier that the city has administered over 650,000 doses.
De Blasio spoke this morning with the White House Covid-19 coordinator and is “very convinced” that the commitment is there and “we're going to see a lot of impact from the Biden White House.”
“Right now we are dealing with the residue of what was left to us previously,” the mayor said.
De Blasio is calling for even more flexibility to get as many shots in arms as possible.
What the numbers look like: New York City added 4,844 new confirmed and probable cases, marking a 8.4% positivity – both on a seven-day rolling average.
The mayor said 230 patients were admitted to NYC hospitals for suspected Covid-19 – a 5.14 per 100,000 person hospitalization rate.