Category: COVID Newsletters

Update: COVID-19 Weekly News Archive

Weekly newsletter (7/29)

Friends, It’s Thursday, July 29, 2021. Welcome to my weekly newsletter. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 2.67%, up from 2.01% last week. Those interested in looking more deeply at COVID statistics can check the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. This week saw a new tightening of COVID restrictions after an explosion of COVID test positivity and caseloads nationwide due to the Delta… Read more

Weekly newsletter (7/22)

Friends, It’s Thursday, July 22, 2021. Welcome to my weekly newsletter. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is now 2.01%, up from 1.43% last week. Those interested in the COVID statistics can check the data at the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. My website lists vaccine sites, vaccination perks, and vaccine appointment resources. It’s more important than ever to get vaccinated, and the vaccinators will… Read more

Weekly newsletter (7/15)

Friends, It’s Thursday, July 16, 2021. Welcome to my weekly newsletter. New York City’s COVID positivity rate is 1.43%, up from 1.19% last week. Those interested in the COVID statistics can check the data at the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. My website lists vaccine sites, vaccination perks, and vaccine appointment resources.
COMMENT Southwest Missouri is, it seems, now becoming a COVID zone. In Springfield,… Read more

Weekly newsletter (7/8)

Friends, It’s Thursday, July 8, 2021. Welcome to my weekly newsletter. NYC’s seven-day positivity average is 1.06% (up from 0.69% last week). But NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi says, “Test positivity is becoming a little less valuable”– New Yorkers are getting tested at half the rate they were in April, and vaccinated people tend to get tested less. So the COVID hospitalization and death rates, which Dr. Chokshi… Read more

Weekly newsletter (7/1)

Friends, It’s Thursday, July 1, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. NYC’s seven-day positivity average is 0.69% (up from 0.53% last week). My COVID page lists vaccine sites, vaccination perks, and vaccine appointment resources. Those interested in the statistics can check the data at the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker.
NEW FACTS/INFO Surveying 53 of Manhattan’s cooling centers during the heat wave this week,… Read more

Weekly newsletter (6/24)

Friends, Governor Cuomo lifted the state of emergency today, after 15 months. NYC’s seven-day positivity average is 0.53% (down from 0.57% last week), and I’ll continue to update the list of vaccine sites, vaccination perks, and vaccine appointment resources on my website. Those interested in the statistics can check the data at the NYC Dept. of Health website or thecity.nyc’s COVID tracker. The Delta variant is now the… Read more

COVID weekly newsletter (6/17)

Friends, It’s Thursday, June 17, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Here are the bullets for NYC according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker, the New York State COVID testing dashboard, and the NYC Dept. of Health: Manhattan:
  • 138,272 cumulative confirmed cases (+245 since last week)
  • 4,500 cumulative deaths (+3 since last week)
  • 0.3% seven-day positivity average (the same as last week)
  • 105,868 residents (7%)
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COVID weekly newsletter (6/10)

Friends, It’s Thursday, June 10, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Here are the bullets for NYC according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker, the New York State COVID testing dashboard, and the NYC Dept. of Health: Manhattan:
  • 138,027 cumulative confirmed cases (+241 since last week)
  • 4,497 cumulative deaths (+15 since last week)
  • 0.3% seven-day positivity average (down from 0.4% last week)
  • 113,936 residents (7%)
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