New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate marked 40 straight days of decline

New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate checked 40 straight long periods of decrease, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

The rate, when estimated on a seven-day normal, remained at 1.18 percent Friday, the most minimal since Oct. 19. The rate in New York City Friday dropped to 0.98 percent.

The day by day statewide rate remained at 1.06 percent with 2,041 of 193,450 test outcomes covered Friday returning positive for the coronavirus, Cuomo said.

There were 1,688 New Yorkers hospitalized with COVID-19 Friday, the least since Nov. 11.

23 people passed on of the virus Friday including 12 residents of the Big Apple.

Cuomo additionally reported that as of early Saturday evening 61.4 percent of New Yorkers 18 and more seasoned had gotten at any rate one vaccine dose and 51.5 percent have finished their vaccinations. The state has given out 17,450,324 doses of the vaccine.