COVID-19 hospitalization and infection rates around New York City have started to flatten in recent days, according to the latest public health data.

Hospitalizations dropped from a peak of 97 a day across a seven-day average on May 17 to 70 on May 24, the newest Department of Health data show.

That’s the lowest the figures have been in almost a month, or since April 28, and the first drop of that size since the admission numbers began trending up in mid-March.

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