New York City sees a slight increase in COVID-19 average positivity rates, even though the state saw its seven-day average positivity of 0.79% on Friday, and nearly three-quarters of all adults in the state have received at least one vaccine dose.
The city reported a seven-day average positivity of 1.16% on Friday, up from 1.08% on Thursday and 1.06% on Wednesday.
Here’s a look at our # COVID19 indicators to close the week:
• 69 new admissions
• 208 new cases
• 1.16% positivity rate (7-day average)
This is the perfect weekend to get vaccinated and keep running these numbers down: https://t.co/cNSZQW3Wf1
– Major Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 10, 2021
Across the country, there were 342 patients admitted on Friday, a drop of seven patients. Of these, 73 were in intensive care units. Of these patients in ICUs, 37 were intubated.
There were three deaths in the state Friday – one person each in the Bronx, in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
“New Yorkers have been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with tremendous discipline and strength, but it is absolutely critical to remember that vaccination is the way we beat this animal for good,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement Saturday. “I urge New Yorkers who have not taken their shots to do so immediately – the sooner we vaccinate the population, the sooner COVID becomes a thing of the past.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 73% of New York City adults have received at least one vaccine dose since Saturday, and 66.5% of adults have completed their vaccination series. Of the total state population, 60.8% of all New Yorkers have received at least one dose, and 55.1% have completed their vaccination series.
The state closed the large vaccination site at the Javits Center on Friday as well as the sites at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood and SUNY Ulster as the state shifts to community-targeted efforts.