The COVID-19 positive rate in New York stays around 3%, and hospitalizations are on the rise. However, according to the figures provided Saturday by Gov. Cuomo, the statewide rate was 3.12 percent on Friday, based on a seven-day average.In New York City, the rate was 2.55 percent. 4,990 — or 2.94 percent — of the 169,716 test results returned statewide on Friday were positive, Cuomo said.
According to state officials, the coronavirus infection rate has increased over the weekend in several New York hot areas where the government has imposed social-distancing regulations.On Saturday, the average positive rate in the hot areas climbed to 5.74 percent, up from 4.95 percent on Friday. While the overall positive rate in these regions was 6.13 percent last week, rates of infection in several Brooklyn and Queens communities on Saturday were higher than the weekly average.
On Friday, 1,978 individuals were admitted to hospitals with the infection, with deaths reported, which would include seven in New York City. From Friday to Saturday, the state distributed 54,431 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, increasing the total amount of medication to 23,187,384. A total of 78.3 percent of people in have gotten at least one vaccination injection, with 70.4 percent having finished the sequence.
According to Mr. Cuomo, about 118,000 coronavirus tests were performed across the county on Saturday, with an average infection rate of 0.96 percent.The groups make up less than 3% of New York residents but account for over 15% of the city’s diagnosed patients.