New York State recorded its lowest COVID-19 infection rate this Saturday, and it continues to decline as the positive seven-day test average is at a record low of 0.54 percent.
As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo posted on his social networks, out of a total of more than 140,000 tests carried out, only 761 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours.
The five boroughs of New York City also had rates close to or below the national average, DPA reports, while the average weekly positivity rate has decreased every day for two months, a sign that the pandemic is under control for now.
The vaccinated population in New York State continues to grow steadily, albeit more slowly than a few weeks ago. More than 66 percent of adults in the region have received at least one dose and 58.1 percent have the full schedule.
On the last day 91,711 doses were administered, to date there are already more than 19.4 million. On the flip side, 868 people have been hospitalized from COVID-19 and 14 citizens have died from the disease.