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Weekly average rate of COVID cases in NY state drops to record low


NEW YORK (WBNG) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the week long average rate of positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state has dropped to a new record low.

The new 7-day average rate is at 0.54% marking 61 straight days of decline in positive cases.

The Governor's office reports in kind that more than 91,000 doses of COVID vaccine have been administered over the last 24 hours.

Governor Cuomo says the state is on the right track, but needs to stay mindful.

"New Yorkers are gaining ground in the fight against COVID-19 and we're getting closer to the light at the end of the tunnel, but we need everyone to get vaccinated to successfully move this state into the future. We're offering incentives and opening new pop-up sites across the state to get New Yorkers into vaccination sites and shots into arms."

-- NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

Hospitalizations due to the coronavirus in NY have dropped to 868. This is the lowest level of residents hospitalized due to the virus since October 10.

14 COVID-19 related deaths occurred yesterday within the state.

Broome County saw a total of 10 new positive cases of the coronavirus yesterday.

Abigail Lane

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