NYS COVID-19 hospitalizations down to 4,540, positivity rate 3.02 pct: governor

NYS COVID-19 hospitalizations down to 4,540, positivity rate 3.02 pct: governor

Apr 03, 2021

New York (USA) Apr 3: The COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York State dropped to 4,540 on Thursday, compared with 4,604 one day earlier, tweeted Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday.
Meanwhile, the single-day COVID-19 test positivity rate went down to 3.02 percent on Thursday from 3.71 percent on Wednesday, he said, adding that there were 63 COVID-19 deaths in the state on Thursday, compared with 56 one day earlier.
"Vaccinations for COVID-19 are progressing as fast as we can get shots in arms, and while that's good news, the pandemic isn't over and New Yorkers have to stay vigilant. It's critical that we continue washing hands, wearing masks and social distancing across the state to slow the spread and keep each other safe," the governor was quoted as saying in an official release.
"New York is expanding eligibility and opening new vaccination sites statewide with a particular focus on historically underserved communities, and we're holding fast to that commitment. However, New Yorkers should take continuing infections and new variants into account as we move forward toward the light at the end of the tunnel together," he added.
In another tweet on Friday, Cuomo said that "31.8% of New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose and 19.2% have completed their vaccine series. 269,527 total doses were administered over the past 24 hours. 9,925,232 total doses administered to date."
As of Friday afternoon, the total COVID-19 deaths in New York State were reported at 50,448, the second worst in the country following the state of California with a death toll of 59,514, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Source: Xinhua