COVID Live Updates: New York City indoor dining 2-week ban starts Monday

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Sunday, December 13, 2020
2-week ban on indoor dining in NYC takes effect Monday
New York City restaurants will serve their final indoor meals Sunday -- at least for the next two weeks.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York City restaurants will serve their final indoor meals Sunday -- at least for the next two weeks.

The move announced late last week by Governor Andrew Cuomo is in response to a rise in new coronavirus cases across the city and state.

The city's COVID-19 positivity rate now stands at 6.26%.

Under the guidelines which temporarily end Sunday, indoor dining capacity is limited to 25% capacity.

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NY positivity rate inches back up

New York's positivity rate inched back up to 4.96%, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday. That ends a streak of four days in a row in which the positive rate dropped. The number of patients being treated for the coronavirus in New York hospitals increased by 51 to 5,410. The governor also announced 106 more COVID-19 related deaths.

NYC Sunday indicators

Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City's 7-day average positivity rate stood at 5.53% Sunday as the City report 2,209 new cases of COVID-19. There were 206 patients admitted to city hospitals.

NJ reports another 4,100+ cases

New Jersey reported 4,170 new positive cases of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Sunday. Additionally, 24 new confirmed deaths were reported.

NY preps for vaccine deliveries

The first shipments of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine could arrive Monday in New York. The state is expecting 170,000 doses next week and 346,000 doses of Moderna's drug - if and when that is approved.

NJ's first vaccination

Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter that the first New Jersey resident will be vaccinated Tuesday morning at University Hospital in Newark.

Charley Pride dies of COVID-19

Charley Pride, the trailblazing country musician with dozens of hits and 70 million records sold, died Saturday from complications from COVID-19. He was 86.

21 Club: "Not Reopening In Foreseeable Future"

The owners of New York City's iconic, Prohibition-era restaurant "21 Club" say "the difficult decision was made that it will not be feasible to reopen the 21 Club in its current form for the foreseeable future." A spokesperson said the company is exploring potential opportunities that will allow 21 Club to remain viable long term.

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