Positivity rate continues drop across state

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In Wednesday statements, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state’s COVID-19 seven-day average positivity rate had dropped below 0.5% for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, to 0.48%.

This was the lowest in the nation according to Johns Hopkins University, Cuomo’s office reported.

The state’s single-day positivity rate, 0.37%, is also the lowest single-day rate the state has seen since the onset of the crisis.

Further, there were 11 COVID-19 deaths statewide on Tuesday.

In Oneida County, there were seven new positive cases on June 8 and no new related deaths.

There is still more work to do.

“With COVID-19 numbers trending downward for so many consecutive days, we are well on our way to fully reopening to a reimagined New York State,” Cuomo said in a statement, continuing, “Warm weather activities across the state are in full swing, happening in front of audiences that have received their COVID-19 vaccination. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to get your vaccine as soon as possible so that you may enjoy all that our beautiful state has to offer with your loved ones.”

Vaccine appointments and walk-ins are available at county-operated vaccine sites. Visit www.ocgov.net to book an appointment.

For additional vaccine information and opportunities, visit vaccines.gov.

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