Cuomo and de Blasio Need a United Front on Coronavirus Hot Spots
A steep increase in the daily rate of positive coronavirus tests in a handful of New York communities is cause for alarm — and action.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and other New York officials need to work together, and quickly. The mission is clear: to deploy the full power of local and state government to prevent the virus from spreading in these communities, and to prevent the clusters from causing a devastating second wave of coronavirus across New York.
Statewide, the test positivity rate is 1.3 percent. Some areas, however, have seen a troubling rise in cases.
On Tuesday, Mr. Cuomo identified 20 ZIP codes across the state with high test positivity rates. Together, he said, these communities have an average test positivity rate of 5 percent. Of …continued .
[Source: New York Times]