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COVID Vaccine Updates: NY 7-day average positivity rate drops to lowest in nation, according to Johns Hopkins University

NEW YORK (WABC) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced New York state’s seven-day average positivity rate has dropped below 0.50% for the first time since the onset of the COVID crisis, to 0.48%, the lowest in the nation per Johns Hopkins University. The state’s single-day positivity rate, 0.37%, is also the …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: Schools forge ahead without CDC guidance, some leaning away from masks

NEW YORK (WABC) — As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works on federal guidance for masking in schools, states have begun to take matters into their own hands, pushing ahead and leaning away from masks for the fall, according to ABC News. The result — a patchwork of …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: 41% fully vaccinated in US, but rate of daily shots slows

NEW YORK (WABC) — The United States has now administered more than 300 million doses of the vaccine. But there are concerns about the rate of vaccinations slowing down. More than 138 million Americans are fully vaccinated. That’s about 41% of the population. The CDC says about 1 million shots …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces new record-low COVID positivity in New York

NEW YORK (WABC) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new record-low statewide COVID positivity rate Sunday. The seven-day average positivity is 0.52%. It has declined for 62 consecutive days. “With warm weather coming in throughout the state, it is extraordinary to see New Yorkers making sure COVID numbers …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: First Lady Jill Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci to visit Harlem church vaccination site

NEW YORK (WABC) — An iconic Harlem church will roll out the welcome mat for First Lady Jill Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci. They will be visiting the vaccination clinic that’s set up at Abyssinian Baptist Church on 138th Street Sunday afternoon. The church opened the vaccination site back in …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: Heart inflammation cases studied in teens, young adults

NEW YORK (WABC) — Health officials are trying to determine if heart inflammation is a rare side effect of COVID vaccination in some teens and young adults. An article published Friday in Pediatrics reports that seven boys between the ages of 14 and 19 developed chest pain a few days …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: Many restrictions lifted across US, cases lowest in a year

NEW YORK (WABC) — More COVID restrictions are being lifted across the country as coronavirus cases drop. While the pandemic still isn’t over, health experts say the vaccines are allowing Americans to inch closer towards pre-pandemic normal life. The majority of U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated. In Pennsylvania, nearly …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: Many restrictions lifted across US, cases lowest in a year

NEW YORK (WABC) — More COVID restrictions are being lifted across the country as coronavirus cases drop. While the pandemic still isn’t over, health experts say the vaccines are allowing Americans to inch closer towards pre-pandemic normal life. The majority of U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated. In Pennsylvania, nearly …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: Another NYPD member falls victim to virus

NEW YORK (WABC) — The NYPD is mourning the loss of another one of its members to COVID-19. Detective Stanley Dash served in the NYPD for more than three decades. The 57-year-old detective died Saturday from complications related to coronavirus. The married father of two was remembered by his colleagues …

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COVID Vaccine Updates: More Americans traveling this holiday weekend due to vaccinations

NEW YORK (WABC) — As more and more people get vaccinated and cases decline, Americans are on the go this holiday weekend at levels not seen since before the coronavirus pandemic. The numbers add up to encouraging news in the hopes of returning to a sense of normalcy. COVID cases …

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