New York City is sans offering coronavirus tests to all New Yorkers

All New Yorkers would now be able to get a coronavirus test for nothing at different testing destinations over the city, the chairman’s office reported on Tuesday.

There are more than 150 COVID-19 testing locales across New York City. You can discover a testing site at nyc.gov/CovidTest or by calling 311 inside New York City.

The absence of testing, and the resulting failure to perform contact-following, toward the beginning of the infection’s spread in New York is viewed as one reason why the coronavirus spread rapidly all through the city and the encompassing region.

There have been more than 209,000 COVID-19 cases in New York City and more than 21,000 passings.

The free tests are a piece of a bigger contact-following activity as new coronavirus cases every day in the city tumble from their outrageous highs prior this year. New cases every day in the city have tumbled to around 600 every day, down from as high as 6,000 every day in April.

The chairman’s office said in an explanation that more than 1,700 contact tracers have been conveyed over the city as of June 1.

“Across the board testing holds the way to reviving our city securely,” said Chairman Bill de Blasio. “Following quite a while of battling, we are at long last ready to state that each New Yorker who needs a test will get one.”

Contact-following has generally been viewed as one of the best techniques to contain the spread of the infection.

New York City is likewise offering lodgings for individuals who can’t segregate themselves from others in their family units. 1,200 rooms are right now accessible and the city intends to have 3,000 accessible before the finish of the mid year, the chairman’s office said in an announcement.

Healthcare workers can refer patients to the city for a room, or symptomatic people without a doctor can call the city’s coronavirus hotline at 844-692-4692 to request a room through the program.

It’s the first time since the outbreak began that testing will not be based on priority.

In an advisory issued to health care providers across the city Tuesday, city health officials wrote, “New Yorkers seeking medical care for any reason should be offered COVID-19 diagnostic testing.”

All New Yorkers can now get a coronavirus test for free at various testing sites across the city, the mayor’s office announced on Tuesday.

There are over 150 COVID-19 testing sites across New York City. You can find a testing site at nyc.gov/CovidTest or by calling 311 within New York City.

Around 9:30 p.m., 90 minutes after the curfew took effect, hundreds of police officers pushed back demonstrators in the pouring rain in Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn. There were published reports of more than 60 arrests, although the exact number was not confirmed as of this writing. The NYPD officers, wielding batons, were seen pushing protesters off their bikes.

Williams, who claimed some protesters and officers were injured, blamed the confrontation on officers having to enforce the curfew. The extent of any injuries were not confirmed as of 10:20 p.m.

He said people were arrested and shoved despite not looting and protesting peacefully.

The lack of testing, and the subsequent inability to perform contact-tracing, at the start of the virus’ spread in New York is seen as one of the reasons why the coronavirus spread quickly throughout the city and the surrounding area.

There have been over 209,000 COVID-19 cases in New York City and over 21,000 deaths.

The free tests are part of a larger contact-tracing initiative as new coronavirus cases per day in the city fall from their extreme highs earlier this year. New cases per day in the city have fallen to around 600 per day, down from as high as 6,000 per day in April.

The mayor’s office said in a statement that over 1,700 contact tracers have been deployed across the city as of June 1.

“Widespread testing holds the key to reopening our city safely,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “After months of fighting, we are finally able to say that every New Yorker who needs a test will get one.”

Contact-tracing has widely been seen as one of the most effective methods to contain the spread of the virus.

New York City is also offering hotel rooms for people who are unable to isolate themselves from others in their households. 1,200 rooms are currently available and the city aims to have 3,000 available by the end of the summer, the mayor’s office said in a statement.

Healthcare workers can refer patients to the city for a room, or symptomatic people without a doctor can call the city’s coronavirus hotline at 844-692-4692 to request a room through the program.

The move coincides with the start of the city’s Test & Trace program.

On Monday, 1,700 new contact tracers began the work of tracking down those who’ve recently tested positive, as well as those they’ve been in close contact with, and encouraging them to self-isolate. The city can provide assistance with basic necessities like food and laundry, and even provide a hotel room if necessary.

Dr. Ted Long, executive director of the Test & Trace Corps, said the team successfully reached out to every new positive case on Monday, the first day of the program. He also addressed concerns that protesters might be spreading new infections.

“We’re extending an invitation for all New Yorkers that have been out there in the protests to come into any of our more than 150 sites where we’re doing testing,” Dr. Long said. “Free of charge.”

As of late last week, Mayor de Blasio said 27,000 tests a day were being performed citywide, with an aim of 50,000 tests daily by August.

Contact-tracing has widely been seen as one of the most effective methods to contain the spread of the virus.

New York City is also offering hotel rooms for people who are unable to isolate themselves from others in their households. 1,200 rooms are currently available and the city aims to have 3,000 available by the end of the summer, the mayor’s office said in a statement.

Healthcare workers can refer patients to the city for a room, or symptomatic people without a doctor can call the city’s coronavirus hotline at 844-692-4692 to request a room through the program.

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