COVID-19 Cases Decreasing Across New York City and State – Spectrum News NY1

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday the state’s single-day COVID-19 positivity rate has droped below 3% for the first time since November 23rd.

The state’s positivity rate is now 2.99%, according to the governor. More than 6,600 of Saturday’s 221,000 tests were positive.

COVID-19 hospitalizations stand at over 5,700, while 75 New Yorkers died on Saturday from the virus. Governor Cuomo also said the first case of the South African COVID-19 Variant has been found in Nassau County.

Meanwhile, the city’s coronavirus metrics, which measure the indicators on a different scale, show a seven-day average positivity rate of 7.31%.

There weree more than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases and 234 new COVID-19 hospitalizations across the city yesterday.

To find out where to get tested in the city, you can go to nyc.gov/covidtest.