New York’s COVID Numbers Continue To Decline As More Travelers Take To The Skies


The state’s COVID-19 positivity charge for Friday was hovering simply above 3%, Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced Saturday.

Statewide, the positivity charge was 3.12%, whereas the seven-day rolling common was 3.59%. There have been 60 deaths, together with ten individuals within the Bronx, 11 individuals in Brooklyn, three individuals in Manhattan, 11 individuals in Queens, and one individual on Staten Island.

The state’s hospitalized affected person rely dropped 49 individuals to 4,491 sufferers Friday, with 902 sufferers in intensive care items, a lower of 11 individuals since Thursday. Of these in ICUs, 567 sufferers had been intubated, a rise of two sufferers.

“New Yorkers are following the science and getting themselves and their households vaccinated, and they need to be recommended for that. However we’re nonetheless combating a pandemic and the an infection charge is a operate of our actions,” Cuomo mentioned in a press launch Saturday. “As we develop eligibility, open extra vaccination websites and proceed our strong testing, it’s vital that New Yorkers proceed carrying masks and following the general public well being steering. It has been a protracted and troublesome street and I do know everyone seems to be battling COVID fatigue, however we have to keep the course till we truly attain the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel.”

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As vacationers more and more return to airports and border checkpoints throughout spring break and the Easter and Passover vacation weekend, the federal Transportation Safety Administration reported that 1,580,785 passengers got here via checkpoints Friday — a report excessive for 2021.

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention introduced Friday that people who find themselves totally vaccinated can journey in the US with out quarantining or getting examined, although the well being company nonetheless urged vacationers proceed to put on masks and socially distance throughout transit.