New York State’s positive COVID rate dips below 4%

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — New York’s positive infection rate for COVID-19 dipped below the 4% mark Thursday, for the first time since March 11, falling to 3.4%.

The Central New York Region’s positivity rate was 1.42% for a seven day rolling average as of Wednesday. Only the Southern Tier, with a rate of 0.67% is lower.

Statewide an additional 47 New Yorkers died from COVID in the past 24 hours, bringing the total of state deaths to 40,970.

4,442 people are hospitalized, down 104 from the day before.

On the vaccination front, more than 7 million people, or 35.1% of the state’s total population have received at least one shot of a COVID vaccine. In Central New York the number is 38.1%.


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