COVID Live Updates: NYC reports 1,522 new cases, 3.3% 7-day average

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NEW YORK (WABC) — New York City reported 1,522 new cases of coronavirus Friday, with 114 patients admitted to hospitals in the city with COVID-related symptoms.

The 7-day average infection rate now stands at 3.33 percent across all five boroughs.

“We CANNOT let up the fight this weekend, New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted. “Wear a mask, get tested and help us push back this second wave.”
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US surpasses 13 million COVID-19 cases
13,047,202 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University. The US hit 12 million last Saturday.

NY reports highest daily case count since April
New York reported 8,176 new cases, the highest daily case count in the state since April, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. More than 3,100 people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state. Cuomo also announced 39 new coronavirus related deaths.

Today’s special at NYC eatery? A virus test before dining
At one New York eatery, your table is ready – along with your coronavirus test results. City Winery, an upscale chain, is trying a novel approach to indoor dining during a pandemic: Two nights a week, all patrons and staffers at its Manhattan location have to take a rapid virus test on-site and get an all-clear before coming in. Costing diners $50 per person, it’s an elite experiment and health experts caution that a test isn’t a failsafe. So does City Winery’s CEO, but he thinks the idea is worth trying as restaurants try to get through a year of shutdowns and social distancing.

“COVID tested” flights to take off from JFK, Newark airports next month
Italian authorities will soon approve an experiment with “COVID tested” flights from three U.S. airports with the aim of eliminating the required 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving in Italy, Rome’s main airport said Thursday. An ADR statement said that pending approval from Italy’s transport, health and foreign ministries, starting sometime in December passengers coming from New York, Newark or Atlanta airports wouldn’t have to quarantine if they test negative for the coronavirus within 48 hours of departure and also upon arrival in Rome.

NJ COVID: 4,100 new cases, 19 new deaths
New Jersey reported 4,100 new positive cases of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday. There have now been 326,473 confirmed cases in the state. New Jersey also recorded 19 new confirmed deaths, raising the state’s death toll to 15,113.

AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results
AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

Bodies of minks culled in effort to minimize coronavirus re-transmission resurface
Some of the thousands of mink culled to minimize the risk of them re-transmitting the new coronavirus to humans have risen from their shallow graves in western Denmark after gases built up inside the bodies, Danish authorities said Thursday.

Black Friday shoppers planning to sit this year out due to COVID pandemic concerns
Eyewitness News found that people in the New York City area who traditionally do Black Friday shopping will not be participating this year because of the coronavirus.

Restaurant hands out free Thanksgiving meals despite COVID losses
The owner of a restaurant in Westchester County kept a generous holiday tradition alive, serving a free Thanksgiving dinner for anyone in need, no questions asked. The line of people waiting for the Little Drunken Chef in White Plains to open stretched down the block Thursday morning. The restaurant expected to give out at least 400 meals but was prepared for more.

ShopRite agrees on hazard pay for nearly 50,000 workers
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union announced an agreement with ShopRite on hazard pay for nearly 50,000 union grocery workers in the Tri-State area. The deal between the workers’ union and the grocery chain will provide retroactive pay for working through the pandemic. The union represents over a million workers nationwide.

Long Island rehab center hosts own ‘Macy’s’ Thanksgiving parade for seniors
A group of seniors at a nursing and rehabilitation facility on Long Island were treated to their own “Macy’s” Thanksgiving parade Wednesday, complete with large balloons. The health care staff and their patients at Excel at Woodbury for Rehabilitation and Nursing said they were disappointed to hear that the traditional Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade wouldn’t be happening, as usual, this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Knowing how much the patients at Excel enjoy watching it and that they cannot be with their families this year, the staff decided to organize their own parade for the facility.

Newark’s 10-day stay-at-home advisory takes effect amid rising COVID cases
A 10-day stay-at-home advisory took effect in Newark Wednesday, with city leaders hoping to curb rising COVID-19 cases heading into the holiday weekend. Mayor Ras Baraka says the city will close streets in the Ironbound district to non-residents from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., and people will only be allowed to pass through if they show proof of residency. He is encouraging “everybody close down” and get tested during the holiday period, with the stay-at-home advisory lasting until Friday, December 4.

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