Mayor says COVID hot spots are leveling out

The mayor says there have been improvements in the COVID hot spots due to testing.

News 12 Staff

Oct 20, 2020, 5:07 PM

Updated 1,307 days ago

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The mayor says there have been improvements in the COVID hot spots due to testing.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city has done over 16,000 tests in public schools so far, and only 28 have come back positive.
For the COVID cluster "hot spots" that have seen new restrictions placed on them, the mayor says that central Queens seems to be moving in the right direction, and he's hopeful that the state will allow the restrictions there to be lifted soon.
Meanwhile, Mayor de Blasio says the other red and orange areas in Brooklyn and Queens still have some work to do, but they are seeing a leveling off.
"What we're seeing in central Queens reminds everyone that we can move through this quickly. That if folks go out and get tested, that we can get through this quickly, if folks do the social distancing and wear the mask, we can get through this quickly."
With only two weeks to go until Election Day, and early voting starting on Saturday, the mayor also says the city will be ramping up efforts to educate New Yorkers on different options to vote safely.
That includes a fact sheet, which will be available at all city testing sites and online.


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