New York governor Kathy Hochul is happy with the continued drop of COVID-19 cases in the state and considers this scenario as “extraordinary progress.”
Based on the latest New York state health data, the COVID-19 infection rates for tested New York state residents dipped below 10% for the second day in a row.
In detail the data shows that of the nearly 300,000 COVID test results reported, 9.23% were positive which health experts consider as a downward trend.
“We are below 10% positivity rate for the second day in a row. This is extraordinary progress,” Hochul said in a statement Saturday.
“As we continue to see numbers trend downward, let’s also continue to do the right thing. Wash your hands, get the vaccine if you haven’t already, get the booster dose, and wear a mask. We will continue to see this downward trend in other parts of the state soon,” Hochul added.
Hochul said aside from decreasing COVID-19 cases the number of hospitalizations also declined, along with the number of patients needing intensive care unit treatment.
With regards to COVID deaths, in all, 179 new deaths were reported.
Meanwhile, the latest health data gathered on Saturday also showed that the number of New Yorkers who’ve completed a vaccination series, including a booster shot, is now at 71.3%.