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D.C., {NY} Lead Country in Highest Coronavirus Cases per Capita

Washington, DC, {and New York {continue steadily to} lead {the united states} in reporting {the best} cases of the Chinese coronavirus per capita,|and New York {continue steadily to} lead the national country in reporting {the best} cases of the Chinese coronavirus per capita,} {despite having {a few of the most} stringent vaccine mandates {in the united kingdom}.|despite having {a few of the most} stringent vaccine mandates in the national country.}

Both D.C. and {NY} lead {the country} in reporting {the best} {amount of} daily coronavirus cases per capita, and both are well above the U.S. average, which sits at 104 per 100,{as of Friday 000.}

According the {NY} Times’  coronavirus tracker, D.C. r eported {an everyday} case average of 298 cases per 100,{000 – {the best} per capita average in {the complete} nation – {by} Thursday.|{by} Thursday 000 – {the best} per capita average in {the complete} nation -.} {NY} follows, reporting 242 cases per capita.  

{NY} Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks at {a meeting}, Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, in {NY}. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

{NY} Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) this month issued an ultimatum to businesses, requiring them to either check the vaccination status of patrons or implement a sweeping mask mandate. However, some counties have vowed to disregard her edicts. {NEW YORK} specifically – home to over 8 million New Yorkers – has even stricter mandates, as Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) has imposed vaccine requirements on city workers and private sector employees. Additionally, he recently expanded the city’s vaccine passport program, {the main element} to NYC Pass, applying to children {as early as} five.

“{That is} something that {will} keep kids safe and families safe. Go get {your son or daughter} vaccinated. {{So long as} they’ve gotten that first dose by December 14,|By December 14 {so long as} they’ve gotten that first dose,} they can {continue steadily to} participate [in] indoor dining, entertainment, {each one of these} great things,” he said as he made the announcement.

Days before Christmas, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) took action {aswell}, reintroducing the city’s indoor mask mandate and forcing “all employees, contractors, interns, and grantees of DC Government” to be fully vaccinated and boosted.  

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