Gov. Kathy Hochul says NY COVID positivity rate below 10%

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Gov. Kathy Hochul says NY COVID positivity rate below 10%

COVID-19 rates have remained under 10 percent positivity for two straight days, Gov. Hochul said.

“We are below 10% positivity rate for the second day in a row. This is extraordinary progress,” she said Saturday.

Of Friday’s 299,580 swabs, 27,643 came back positive — a positivity rate of 9.2 percent.

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The seven-day case rate was down in every region in New York, including in New York City.
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The seven-day case rate also declined in every region in the state through the end of the week.

New York City’s positivity rate was also under 10%, clocking in at 9.60%, the governor said.

Friday’s statewide death count was 179, bringing the total through that date to 51,716, according to the date.

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