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