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The virus was detected in a child or teen living outside of New York City. No other information about the case has been released.

City health officials said Friday that they have found two more cases of the rare illness.

Official testing numbers have been cut nearly in half over two weeks. Last year, a similar drop took six months.

"We’re going to be ready for September 20th," said Dr. Ted Long, a senior health official for the city.

“We are continuing with our universal mask policy at our schools,” said a city official.

City health officials have expressed particular concern about the spread of the virus among the city's Orthodox community.

In one of the highest positivity rates seen in months, 4.71% of tests performed in the neighborhoods of Midwood, Borough Park and Bensonhurst have come back positive in recent weeks.

There have been more than 200 recent confirmed cases in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

"We learned that our own system for recording these flawed."