The latest health data has shown that New York’s COVID rate falls slightly on Wednesday.
The numbers given by Gov. Hochul’s office state that central New York’s seven-day test positivity rate has since fallen for two straight days, settling at 8.6% on Wednesday.
The weeklong test positivity rate was an unimposing 1.8% based on the data.
The data also shows that case rates among unvaccinated New Yorkers increased in early March, but rates among vaccinated residents fell.
To keep the low COVID rates in NY, Hochul called on New Yorkers to get booster shots.
“While we keep a watchful eye on hospitalization and case trends, it is vitally important that every New Yorker continues using the tools we know are effective,” Hochul said.
“The vaccine and booster are still the most effective way to limit infection and severe illness, and I encourage all New Yorkers to take advantage of these tools,” Hochul added.
Moreover, the latest health data also shows that New York has logged more than 70,000 COVID deaths in the tragic two-year-old pandemic.
On Wednesday alone, the estate recorded six new deaths.