To preserve the downtrend of COVID-19 cases in New York, governor Kathy Hochul has called on New Yorkers to “keep getting vaccinated … and wearing non-cloth masks.”
On Saturday, Hochul said the state only recorded 47,870 COVID cases on Friday almost half of the surge-high mark of 90,132 last Jan. 7.
“We’re not through this yet,” Hochul said.
Hochul revealed that out of the 327,427 test results reported Friday, 14.62 percent came back positive.
She said the positivity rate on a seven-day average was 17.59 percent Friday statewide, and 18.45 percent in New York City.
She added that hospitalizations for COVID-19 also dropped for the third straight day Friday, to 12,169 statewide, with 1,653 people being treated in intensive care units — 34 more than the day before.
Moreover, Hochul said the state gave out 101,571 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Friday to Saturday.
Meanwhile, COVID-18 deaths stool at 62,891 as of Friday.