Governor Andrew Cuomo says the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate has fallen to 3.5 percent.

Cuomo says that’s the lowest level since November 25th.

Hospitalizations are at 7,342, the lowest number since December 26th.

"Across the state, from hospitalizations to infection rate, our numbers are continuing to decline - a sign of hope to all and proof of the dedication New Yorkers have shown to defeating this beast,"  Cuomo said. "We are headed in the right direction, but we are not at the end of the tunnel yet. Until the day the war is won and everyone who wants one has the vaccine, we must continue to practice the guidelines we know work - washing your hands, wearing a mask and avoiding gatherings. I know we will remain New York Tough and see that day together."

There were 122 COVID deaths in the state on Wednesday.

 

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