New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Tuesday declared New York City the “safest place to be” in the United States due to vaccines, despite the fact the state as a whole has one of the highest daily average case rates in the entire country.
“We know vaccinations keep us safe vaccinations what’s allowing us to move forward,” he said during Tuesday’s press conference.
“New York City is now the safest place to be in the United States of America, because you went out and got vaccinated, because more people getting vaccinated every day, because the mandates are working and because now we can finally reach our five to eleven-year-olds,” he said, calling the latter “really great news for the kids of New York City.”
Throughout the pandemic, New York City has reported over 1 million coronavirus cases and over 34,000 fatalities. Its daily average of cases — both confirmed and probable — over the last seven days stands at 886, according to the New York Times’ tracker. Over the last 14 days, it has reported 21 hospitalizations and 5 deaths.- READ MORE