New York: 36 days with low COVID-19 infection rate

New York: 36 days with low COVID-19 infection rate
COVID-19 test (Source: WWNY)

ALBANY, N.Y. (WWNY) - New York State has gone 36 days with a COVID-19 infection rate below 1 percent.

That was announced in a press release Saturday, where the Governor’s office reported tests analyzed in a 24-hour period reflected a positivity rate of .82%.

The north country’s positivity rate was much lower, at 0.1% Friday.

102,925 tests were reported to the state yesterday, a record high.

“Testing is a cornerstone of our efforts to keep New Yorkers safe from COVID-19. The more testing you do, the more accurate a picture of the virus' spread you have,” Governor Cuomo said.

COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decrease. 467 are in the hospital with novel coronavirus. Just over 50 of those patients are on ventilators.

Two people died from COVID-19 yesterday.

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