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.

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.


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