New York’s COVID cases continue to soar, hitting 85,476

New York’s COVID-19 cases keep on taking off, hitting 85,476, the most recent state numbers show.

Of the 384,365 experimental outcomes revealed Friday, 22.24 percent came back positive, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Saturday.

The positivity rate on a seven-day normal was 19.79 percent Friday statewide and 20.56 percent in New York City. Just Long Island had a higher rate at 22.69 percent.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 likewise expanded to 8,451 Friday statewide with 1,112 people being treated in intensive care units.

Deaths from COVID-19 remained at 88 Friday, including 30 people who were residents of New York City.

Hochul said the state had given out 89,675 portions of the COVID-19 vaccine from Friday to Saturday.