NYC Covid Positive Rate Hits 4%; Rockefeller Tree Visits Limited

New York City’s positive Covid-19 test rate has climbed to 4.03%, based on a seven-day average.

The daily test rate was 4.69%, which was skewed by lower testing numbers, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday at a press briefing.

De Blasio also announced that in-person viewing of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, a huge tourist draw, will be controlled to allow for social distancing. There will be a reservation system, limited viewing entrances and five-minute viewing limits, starting Dec. 3.

The mayor closed public schools earlier in November when the average positive test rate hit 3%.

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