NEW YORK — COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York state dropped below 5,000 for the first time since December 7, the state reported on Saturday, and the state's positivity rate dipped to 2.80% — the lowest it's been since November 21.
There are 49,000 New Yorkers hospitalized with the coronavirus, according to the governor's office, and 78 people in New York state died of COVID-19 on Friday.
Today's update on the numbers:— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 6, 2021
Total COVID hospitalizations are at 4,954.
Of the 273,132 tests reported yesterday, 7,647 were positive (2.80% of total).
Sadly, there were 78 fatalities. pic.twitter.com/mpa6ZegcGL
Meanwhile, Mayor Bill de Blasio released the city's numbers, which are measured on a different scale.
The city's 7-day average positivity rate is 6.34%. There are 2,325 new cases in the city and 233 new COVID-19-related hospitalizations.
Today’s #COVID19 indicators:— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) March 6, 2021
• 233 new hospitalizations
• 2,325 new cases
• 6.34% positivity rate (7-day avg.)
Make an appointment to get vaccinated if you’re eligible. We’re rounding the corner in the fight against COVID-19.https://t.co/cNSZQW3Wf1
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