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New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate dips below 10% for the first time since December

Gov. Kathy Hochul is holding a COVID-19 briefing.
Don Pollard

New York State’s positivity rate is under 10% for the first time in a month. That’s according to Governor Kathy Hochul’s COVID-19 update Friday.

The seven-day case average has declined in all of the state’s regions. While coronavirus data is improving, Governor Hochul said it is still necessary to take pandemic precautions.

However, this isn't the time to take our foot off the gas. Let's keep using the tools - the vaccine, the booster and masking up - to further bring the numbers down and keep our vulnerable loves ones safe from this virus,” said Hochul.

According to the report from CDC, 95% of New Yorkers ages 18 and older have at least one vaccine dose.