New York COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Making Steady Progress, Cuomo Says


The official worldwide demise toll of COVID-19 has surpassed 3 million folks, in accordance with the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Useful resource Heart Saturday. That features greater than 566,000 deaths within the U.S. alone, adopted by greater than 368,000 deaths in Brazil and 211,000 deaths in Mexico.

In the meantime, New York state has administered 1.5 million vaccine doses up to now week, with 249,255 doses given up to now 24 hours — greater than 40% of the state’s residents have acquired at the least one dose, stated Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday. There have been 3,734,991 first doses given out in New York Metropolis to this point, with 2,483,628 folks now absolutely vaccinated.

In New York state, the variety of hospitalized sufferers with COVID-19 reached its lowest degree Friday in 5 months, Cuomo stated. There have been 3,834 hospitalized sufferers, the bottom since November thirtieth, 2020. Of these sufferers, 866 have been in intensive care models. Of these in ICUs, 535 folks have been intubated. The statewide positivity price was 2.78%, Cuomo stated.

There have been 58 individuals who died from COVID-19 within the state Friday, together with six folks within the Bronx, ten folks in Brooklyn, six folks in Manhattan, 9 folks in Queens and 4 folks on Staten Island.

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“COVID-19 has been an extended and intensely troublesome time within the lives of New Yorkers, and though I do know COVID fatigue is setting in and individuals are determined to return to regular, we’re nonetheless coping with a pandemic and we nonetheless have to follow the behaviors that preserve ourselves and others protected,” Cuomo stated in a press release. “New York continues to make progress on vaccinations, and we’re increasing eligibility and opening extra pop-up websites throughout the state to get extra photographs in arms.”