New York State Daily COVID-19 Positivity Rate Returns to Above 2 Percent
After weeks of climbing back up, New York State’s daily COVID-19 positivity rate has now risen above 2 percent.
As of today, nearly three quarters of New Yorkers (over the age of 18) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Yet, the daily positivity rate has followed a nationwide trend of going in the wrong direction.
Yesterday, Governor Cuomo’s office reported that this number had reached a point not seen since early May of this year. On May 4 that number was at 2.25% and yesterday’s number was at 2.23%.
New York’s daily positivity rate had reached its lowest on June 20 with .29% of those tested receiving positive Coronavirus results. Since then, these numbers have steadily risen to where they are today.
Likewise, hospitals have experienced a mild resurgence of patient admissions over the past days.
NYC Mayor de Blasio has long warned folks, not vaccinated, of the dangers they faced due to the latest variants of the disease. According to the NYC Department of Health, the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant made up 57% of tested cases. Alpha, Gamma and Iota variants were far behind in their share of positive results amongst those getting tested.
Below is a chart demonstrating the rise in daily positivity rates since reaching the low of 0.29 percent on June 20, 2021.