New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate nearly 3 percent

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New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate is hovering around 3 percent with hospitalizations continuing to rise.

The statewide rate, when measured on a seven-day average, was 3.12 percent Friday, according to statistics released Saturday by Gov. Cuomo.

The rate in New York City was 2.55 percent.

Of the 169,716 tests results that came back statewide Friday, 4,990 — or 2.94 percent — were positive, Cuomo said.

A man gets tested for COVID-19 in Times Square.
REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

There were 1,978 people hospitalized with the virus Friday and 18 COVID-19 deaths, including seven among New York City residents.

The state gave out 54,431 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Friday to Saturday bringing the total number of doses to 23,187,384.

A total of 78.3 percent of New York adults have received at least one shot of the vaccine and 70.4 percent have completed the vaccine series, Cuomo said citing federal data.

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