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New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate is rising



New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate remains at less than 1 percent, though rising slightly, according to new numbers released Saturday.

The positivity, measured on a seven-day average, was 0.79 percent on Friday, said government Andrew Cuomo. One week earlier, the rate was 0.51 percent.

In New York City, the positivity rate was 0.85 percent on a seven-day average Friday, with only Staten Island going above 1 percent at 1.41 percent.

Of the 80,311 coronavirus test results that came back throughout Friday, 661 or 0.82 percent were positive, Cuomo said.

The number of those admitted to the hospital with the virus on Friday was 342, and a Brooklyn resident died along with a Bronx resident and a Manhattan resident.

Cuomo said 21

,524,919 doses of COVID-19 have been administered in the state, and that 70.3 percent of adult New Yorkers have received at least one dose, and 65 percent have completed the series.

Gov.  Andrew Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo said 65 percent of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated.
AP


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