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Coronavirus daily news updates, May 21: What to know today about COVID-19

Masked pedestrians at Times Square in Manhattan on May 2, 2022. Mayor Eric Adams said on May 18 that he does not plan to bring back mask mandates for now in New York, after the city entered the high alert level for community spread of the coronavirus this week. (Stephanie Keith/The New York Times) XNYT247

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