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August 2, 2021
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A person is tested for Covid-19 in Queens, New York, on November 18. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

New York City is reporting 196 hospital admissions, “right up on” the city set threshold of 200, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. 

“We got to keep fighting back to get and stay under that threshold, it is so important,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

“Our hospitals are doing a great job, they are using techniques and approaches that they learned from the spring that are much more effective now so hospitals are handling the challenges very very well and that’s really important,” he said. “But that number is still higher than we need it to be.”

The new indicator, hospital admissions per 100,000 people on a 7-day average, is 2.34, the mayor said. 

“That is still too high,” he said, reminding the city wants to be under 2.

The city is reporting 2,738 Covid-19 cases on a 7-day average, which now includes probable cases. “Way too high,” de Blasio said.

The percent positivity of New York City residents on a 7-day rolling average is 4.81%, and while that’s under the 5% threshold “we got to work hard to keep pushing that number down,” he said.