Updated: May 30, 2021 06:51 AM
Created: May 29, 2021 01:13 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday that New York State's 7-day average positivity rate has hit an all-time low since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cuomo says the state's 7-day average positivity rate is now at 0.73%. In August of 2020, it was at 0.75%.
"Our numbers have been trending in the right direction -- reaching a record low since the start of this pandemic -- and they continue to do so because of what the people of this state have done," Governor Cuomo said. "I encourage those who haven't yet received their vaccination to take advantage of ongoing incentive programs and do so. The vaccine is the best defense we have against COVID and now is the best time to do what needs to be done to protect our communities."
Today's update on the numbers:
Total COVID hospitalizations are at 1,143.
Of the 140,392 tests reported yesterday, 870 were positive (0.62% of total).
Sadly, there were 12 fatalities. pic.twitter.com/317pGc7P6L
In addition, hospitalizations, ICU patients, and intubations have been on a downward trend. Currently, there are 1,143 patient hospitalizations statewide (lowest since Oct. 31), 267 patients in the ICU (lowest since Oct. 31), and 158 patients intubated (lowest since Nov. 13).
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