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More virus rules to lift if 70% of NY adults get vaccine jab

Published: Jun. 7, 2021 at 1:27 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 2:24 PM EDT
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NEW YORK (AP) - New York will lift more COVID-19 rules once 70% of adults have at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. That’s a target Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he hoped his state could reach in days.

About 68.7% of New York adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to federal data. A smaller percentage of New York’s entire population of 20 million residents, including children, have received at least one dose: so far, 56% or 11 million residents.

Meanwhile, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city host a massive Central Park concert on a yet-to-be-announced date in August.

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