COVID cases are on the rise again in New York City as the BA.2 variant grows more prevalent, though the numbers are still a tiny fraction of the peaks seen earlier this year.
As of Monday morning, the city’s latest data had the rolling seven-day average of new cases at 610, up nearly 10% in a week.
Transmission rates are on the rise as well. In Manhattan, the rate of new cases per 100,000 people is up almost 10% in the last month and up about 17% in just the last week. One out of every 1,000 Manhattan residents has been infected in the last seven days.
AICF’s free mammogram bus is coming to our community for free mammograms and breast cancer screenings on September 19th from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. AICF’s mammogram bus will be stationed at 545 Grand Street. To qualify for a free screening, you must live in New York City, be between the ages of 40 and 79, and have not had a breast cancer screening in the last 12 months. The screenings are completely free and you do not need health insurance. Appointments are required and you can call 212-677-1077 to schedule an appointment. Please look at the flyers in English, Spanish, and Chinese below and share this information widely with your neighbors.
Wednesday, July 8 is New York City’s Get Tested Day of Action. We’re trying to get the word out FREE COVID-19 testing to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Getting tested is safe, confidential and free. All New Yorkers should get tested, even if they do not have symptoms, to help protect our loved ones. Until we have a vaccine, making sure everyone gets tested and safely separates if they test positive is the best way to protect others and help reopen our economy.
The Test & Trace Corps helps all New Yorkers receive FREE testing for COVID-19 and makes sure that anyone with the virus receives care, and can safely separate to prevent the spread. The Corps has activated a special group of Contact Tracers to help provide New Yorkers with the resources they need to safely separate and stay healthy.