Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 2 Percent to Lowest Rate Since November 3

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.79%.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers daily Coronavirus update at Iona College, New Rochelle.

Photo by: Office of Governor Cuomo

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced New York's statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 1.79 percent, the lowest since November 3.
Yesterday, Western New York's positivity rate was 2.84 percent, below 3 percent for the first time since March 27. The region's 7-day average positivity rate fell to 3.75 percent - every region's 7-day average positivity rate is below 4 percent for the first time since November 8, 2020.
"It's critical we continue practicing safe behaviors even as vaccinations climb, and while I know some may feel COVID fatigue setting in, we have to keep doing what we can to keep each other safe," Governor Cuomo said. "While the state continues to expand access to the vaccine, it's on all of us to wash our hands, wear masks and stay socially distanced to keep our momentum heading in the right direction. We're going to reach the light at the end of the tunnel and defeat the COVID beast, but we have a lot of work to do before we get there."
Today's data is summarized briefly below:
  • Test Results Reported - 233,067
  • Total Positive - 4,164
  • Percent Positive - 1.79%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 2.27%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 3,294 (-93)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -540
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 394
  • Hospital Counties - 52
  • Number ICU - 767 (-19)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 482 (-1)
  • Total Discharges - 173,311 (+438)
  • Deaths - 40
  • Total Deaths - 41,757
Yesterday, 40 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 41,757.