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New York sees COVID-19 caseload drop by 18% over last week: Is the pandemic over?

Last week was significant for New York in its continued fight against COVID-19.

The state’s number of COVID cases dropped by roughly 18% as federal officials eased quarantine and testing guidelines.

While some are concerned about a fall surge of cases, when students head back to school, New York had just 40,023 new cases compared to nearly 49,000 the week before.

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New York ranked 25th among states where the virus was spreading most quickly. Across the U.S. case counts increased by about 2%.

CDC officials feel about about where the U.S. is in the fight against COVID because of the tools available, like vaccines.

“We’re in a stronger place today as a nation, with more tools − like vaccination, boosters, and treatments − to protect ourselves, and our communities, from severe illness from COVID-19,” Greta Massetti, who wrote the CDC guidance, said in a statement.

Massetti said despite this the pandemic is not over.