De Blasio asks New Yorkers to get vaccinated against the flu

Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York, confirmed that some 300,000 tests for Covid-19 were carried out during the past week.

During his participation, the director of the Tracking Office, Ted Long, highlighted that new mobile units to test for coronavirus have been put into circulation.

He noted that new rapid test locations will also be available in Woodside and Staten Island.

Similarly, he confirmed that the initiative to take the test on Tuesdays, Get Tested Tuesday, continues to distribute free masks, as well as information on testing sites; and for today it will be done in East New York.

Mayor Insisted New Yorkers Get Flu Vaccine (flu) and emphasized that, to date, about 1.5 million New Yorkers have worn it; which means an increase of 33%, compared to last year.

In this regard, he reiterated that for information on the ‘flu shot’, you can call 311; send the FLU text message to 877-877; or visit the site:

Regarding the new indicators used to measure progress in the fight against coronavirus, the most recent data showed:

  • Number of positive cases admitted to hospitals: 102 (45%)
  • Covid-19 reported cases, 7-day average: 1,117
  • Daily percentage of patients who tested positive: 3.20%
  • Percentage of patients who tested positive, 7-day average: 2.74%

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