New York City’s seven-day average positivity rate is 5.57%, according to the city’s health officials, who say there were 2,700 new confirmed cases and 175 new hospitalizations.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says more than 5 million vaccine doses have been administered, adding that the city is on its way to 5 million New Yorkers being fully vaccinated by June. That would mean nearly 60% of the city’s population would be inoculated against the virus.
Meanwhile, Governor Andrew Cuomo's Office says hospitalizations across the state have dropped to 4,083, the lowest since December 2.
Across the state, 6,700 positive tests were reported yesterday, putting the statewide positivity rate at 2.99%.
Fifty-two New Yorkers died yesterday from the virus.
The governor says nearly one in four New Yorkers are fully vaccinated, with almost 190,000 doses administered over the past 24 hours.
Vaccinations are on the rise nationwide, but so are coronavirus infections, according to the latest COVID-19 indicators.
In the past seven days, the U.S. has reported an average of more than 68,000 new cases daily, according to Johns Hopkins. That's up by more than 20% from March 10.
Experts point to the highly contagious B.1.1.7 variant while also noting a link between new cases and youth sport activity.
Overall, more than 31 million cases have been confirmed in the U.S. since the pandemic began, and 561,000 people have died.
Yesterday, the country hit a record-high of about 4.6 million vaccine doses administered in a single day.
In total, more than 183 million doses have been administered in the U.S.
So far, 35% of the American population, more than a third, has gotten at least one vaccine dose and 21% are fully vaccinated.