New Yorkers Face Long Lines for COVID-19 Tests Ahead of Holidays

New Yorkers joined long lines for COVID-19 tests on December 16, as new cases in the city rose to their highest levels in months ahead of year-end holidays.

A running citywide 7-day average of positive cases tallied above 3,700 by the start of the week. Across the state, some 12,944 people tested positive on Tuesday.

All residents of New York City aged 16 and older are eligible for booster shots, which local officials have encouraged them to obtain. Credit: Samuel Oakford via Storyful

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