COVID updates: New York City is reporting a rise in coronavirus cases on Staten Island

New York (WABC) – New York City has reported a rise in COVID-19 cases on Staten Island.

City officials say the rise is affecting two major postal codes, 10305 and 10314, and that a test site will be set up at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in the coming days.

Rapid test will be available, results will be within 15 minutes, contact tracing will be prompt for any positive tests. There will be no corporate backsliding for now, but Mayor Bill de Blasio said it is possible if an overly local response is not successful.

He said, “We see the kind of increase that makes us anxious, that requires the kind of hyper-local response that we have used in Sunset Park, on Soundview, and in Southeast Queens with success.” “We’ll do that in Staten Island, too.”

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