Quarter Of All New Yorkers Have Received At Least One COVID Vaccine Dose, Cuomo Says


A couple of quarter of New Yorkers have now obtained at the very least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 13% of all residents have been totally vaccinated, Governor Andrew Cuomo stated in a press launch Saturday.

The state’s COVID-19 check positivity fee dipped to 2.95%, he introduced. The seven-day rolling common was barely greater at 3.26%.

Whilst extra New Yorkers are receiving the vaccine, the town’s reported positivity fee remained nicely above the state’s general charges, at a 7.82% seven-day common, Mayor Invoice de Blasio stated Saturday.

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Hospitalizations within the state additionally dropped to 4,513 sufferers on Friday, the bottom since December fifth, Cuomo stated. Of these, 909 sufferers had been in intensive care items. Of the ICU sufferers, 575 individuals had been intubated.

There have been 62 individuals who died of COVID-19 within the state, together with 5 individuals within the Bronx, 13 individuals in Brooklyn, six individuals in Manhattan, 14 individuals in Queens and 1 individual on Staten Island.

The state additionally has administered at the very least one vaccine dose to greater than 5 million individuals thus far, Cuomo stated Saturday, with 188,828 doses given out on Friday alone, and greater than one million doses given out this week.

“New Yorkers have fought via this pandemic by being vigilant, and though the vaccine is right here, we want everybody to proceed being good till we’re in a position to vaccinate everybody who needs it,” Cuomo stated. “We’re working 24/7 to get vaccines into arms shortly, safely and equitably — and we won’t relaxation till that is finished. Within the meantime, everybody ought to proceed washing their arms, staying socially distanced and masking up. We will get via this and defeat the COVID beast collectively, however there’s extra work to be finished earlier than we get to the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel.”