New York City has administered over 1.5 million vaccine doses to date, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference Monday.
Despite vaccine shipping delays due to winter weather last week, de Blasio said the city is still on track to achieve its goal of fully-vaccinating five million New York City residents by June 2021.
On Monday, the city reported a 7.2% Covid-19 positivity rate. At least 252 new Covid-19 patients have been hospitalized, for a hospitalization rate of 4.09 per every 100,000 residents, de Blasio said.
New York City is working on putting out a report “within the next few days” to discuss the new Covid-19 variants and their prevalence in the city, Dr. Jay Varma, the city’s Senior Advisor for Public Health, said Monday. Varma said city officials plan to update these reports periodically.