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New York’s COVID-19 cases hit post-holiday low

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New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dipped to the lowest level since before Thanksgiving.

The rate hit 3.06 percent Friday, a number not seen since Nov. 23, Gov Cuomo said Saturday.

Friday’s positivity rate, when measured on a seven-day average, was 3.53 percent statewide. In was 4.4 percent in New York City.

Hospitalizations also continued to drop hitting 5,977, the first time the number fell below 6,000 since Dec. 14, the governor said.

The virus killed 97 New Yorkers Friday including 49 who lived in New York City.

Another 54 cases of the more contagious UK variant of the virus were identified in New York, bringing the total number of cases to 136.

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New York had received 2,335,250 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and given out 2,173,322 as of late Saturday morning, Cuomo said. It had administered 1,081,917 of 1,284,300 second doses.

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