New York: Positivity Drops Below 0.30% Since Start of COVID-19

New York: Positivity Drops Below 0.30% Since Start of COVID-19

Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Positivity Drops Below 0.30% for First Time Since Start of COVID-19 Pandemic

New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combatting COVID-19.

“New Yorkers have done an incredible job beating back the virus and thanks to their determination, we have been able to begin getting back to normal,” Governor Cuomo said.  “However, make no mistake, we are not out of the woods yet and in order to protect the progress we have made, we must build on it.  Every shot in the arm brings us a step closer to defeating COVID once and for all and that’s why it’s so critical for everyone to get vaccinated.  There are no more excuses, so if you haven’t gotten your shot yet, please do the responsible thing and get yours today.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 88,294
  • Total Positive – 258
  • Percent Positive – 0.29%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 0.39%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 491 (-41)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 51
  • Patients in ICU – 118 (-8)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 72 (-1)
  • Total Discharges – 184,212 (+83)
  • Deaths – 4
  • Total Deaths – 42,918
  • Total vaccine doses administered – 20,574,625
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 60,498
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 512,754
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 68.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 61.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 70.9%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 63.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 56.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 50.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 58.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 51.8%

All New York State mass vaccination sites are open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first-come, first-serve basis.  People who would prefer to schedule an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site can do so on the Am I Eligible App or by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX.  People may also contact their local health department, pharmacy, doctor or hospital to schedule appointments where vaccines are available, or visit vaccines.gov to find information on vaccine appointments near them.

Yesterday, 23,768 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 39,896 completed their vaccine series.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard is available to update New Yorkers on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.  The New York State Department of Health requires vaccinating facilities to report all COVID-19 vaccine administration data within 24 hours;  the vaccine administration data on the dashboard is updated daily to reflect the most up-to-date metrics in the state’s vaccination effort.  New York State Department of Health-reported data from NYSIIS and CIR differs slightly from federally-reported data, which is inclusive of federally-administered doses and other minor differences.

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