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New York’s COVID-19 rate dips slightly amid vaccine rush

New York's COVID-19 rate dips slightly amid vaccine rush

New York’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dropped slightly Saturday, as a Brooklyn vaccination site was closed a second straight day amid lack of supply.

The city’s newly opened mass vaccination site at the Brooklyn Army Terminal remained closed Saturday after it ran out of inoculations a day earlier.

The city said it called those who were slated to get the jabs at the center, so the visits could be rescheduled, and hoped to reopen the site “as soon as possible.”

Mayor de Blasio said Friday the city would run out of vaccine by the end of next week unless it got more supply.

The state’s positivity rate stood at 5.77% Saturday, down from 6.14% a day earlier, Gov. Cuomo announced.

The state identified another case of the UK COVID-19 strain, this one in upstate Tompkins County, bringing the number of cases in New York of the highly contagious variant to 17.

There were 157 deaths from the virus in New York Friday, including 46 in New York City.

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