NYC COVID-19 infection rate on verge of reaching 3 pct

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NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 infection rate on 7-day average in New York City (NYC) was 2.83 percent, up from 2.6 percent one day earlier, tweeted Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday.

This has been the highest level since June, and the rate has been climbing up for days in a row, according to official records. The threshold to a second wave of the pandemic is 3 percent, the mayor once said.

In addition, he told WNYC-FM radio on Friday that NYC parents should be prepared for schools to end in-person classes as soon as Monday.

"People should get ready. Parents should have a plan for the rest of the month of November," said the mayor.

"That number has gotten quite close," added de Blasio, who once warned that school doors will shut when the city's positive COVID-19 test rate tops 3 percent.

Up to Thursday, there were 24,099 coronavirus deaths and 276,976 confirmed cases in New York City, according to The City, a project that tracks the spread of confirmed COVID-19 infections and fatalities in New York City, based on information provided by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the governor's office, The COVID Tracking Project and the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Enditem

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