COVID Positivity Rate, Statewide: 1.32%, Continues to Plummet
New York’s COVID positivity rate continues its long-awaited downward trajectory, said Gov. Cuomo yesterday, as he announced yesterday, that at 1.32%, the state showed its lowest positivity rate since Oct. 28.
In fact, not just COVID positivity rates are going down, but the numbers of COVID patients who were intubated and in intensive care hospitalization, as well, yesterday showed 34 straight days of declining rates of infection: low numbers that have not seen since late November, before the surge of infections caused by increased travel and socializing during the end-of-the-year holidays.
"The numbers and data are showing that New Yorkers are beating back the COVID virus and moving our state forward into the new normal," Gov. Cuomo said. "We must remain vigilant and getting vaccinated is the lynchpin of our ability to rebuild New York for the future.
“I urge everyone who has not yet made a vaccination appointment to do so immediately. The more New Yorkers get vaccinated, the safer we are as a state.”
As vaccinations begin to slow somewhat, Gov. Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio continue their outreach efforts to make getting the vaccine increasingly more fun and more convenient for New Yorkers.
We must continue to vaccinate the youthful and the doubtful: the two groups where we are seeing a dropoff,” Gov. Cuomo said last week.
“New Yorkers have been great at acting as one,” the governor said, “as a smart, unified group, which is what we are.”
(Darren McGee- Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)