New York COVID-19 Hospitalizations have gone down 69 percent, lowest since December

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York has tumbled to 3,883, the least since Dec. 19, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Saturday.

Hospitalizations have gone down 69% since the Omicron-fueled peak of 12,671 on Jan. 11, plunging 30 percent somewhat recently alone, Hochul said.

The state’s positivity rate tumbled to 2.5 percent Friday with 4,232 experimental outcomes returning positive for COVID-19. The positivity rate in New York City Friday – when estimated on a seven-day normal – remained at 2.21 percent, which was the least in the state.

Sixty New Yorkers died on from the virus Friday, including 25 who were occupants of the Big Apple.