New York State Daily COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops below 1 Percent For First Time Since September 2020
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 0.85 percent, the lowest since September 11.
“New York State is open–we relaxed all the rules, including the CDC guidance, and life is resuming,” Governor Cuomo said. “If you look at where we are today, the numbers are really promising–our overall positivity rate is a fraction of what it is nationwide and more than half of New Yorkers are now fully vaccinated. But COVID is still not over and what we do today determines what will happen tomorrow, so I encourage New Yorkers to continue practicing all necessary safety precautions and most importantly, get vaccinated if you haven’t done so already.”