New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate ticks down

New York’s coronavirus positivity rate is edging down, with the latest test results dropping below 3 percent, numbers released Saturday show.

Of the 203,374 results that came back Friday, 5,758 — or 2.84 percent — were positive for COVID-19, Gov. Kathy Hochul said.

The statewide COVID-19 positivity rate, when measured on a seven-day average, stood at 3.22 percent, down from 3.30 percent the day before, Hochul said.

The rate in New York City dropped to 2.19 percent from 2.26 percent the previous day.

There were 2,414 patients hospitalized with the virus Friday and 34 COVID-19 deaths including 16 among New York City residents.

Hochul said the state has given out 24,255,789 vaccine doses and that 73 percent of New York adults are fully vaccinated with 81.3 percent having had at least one dose.

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