NY Sets Single-Day Case Record While Threat of More Viral UK Cases Looms – NBC New York
What to Know
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo quashed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that 25K NYPD members were eligible for initial vaccine doses barely an hour after he made it; Cuomo said health workers are still first
- It came as de Blasio pushed to expand eligibility for people age 75+ amid alarming data on hospitalization and death rates; that group is part of the 1B vaccine rollout, which has no timetable to begin
- New York state set a new single-day pandemic case record Thursday (17,636) as Cuomo reported 197 new deaths overnight, a single-day toll not seen since the second week of May
Megasites to vaccinate eligible healthcare workers and first responders are finally opening in parts of New York and New Jersey as the pandemic has reached an alarming level previously witnessed last spring and the virus has killed more people across the U.S. than it has killed more people across the U.S. than it has before in a single day.
New York City plans to open two 24/7 sites in Brooklyn and the Bronx on Monday, with a limited window of availability offered during the day on Sunday. Starting 10 a.m. Monday, eligible recipients with previously scheduled appointment times can visit the Brooklyn Army Terminal or Bathgate Contract Postal Station for around-the-clock vaccination.
Also opening Sunday: the first vaccine hubs — in Brooklyn (Bushwick Educational Campus), Queens (Hillcrest High School) and the Bronx (South Bronx Educational Campus). Those will be open seven days a