Two more people died from COVID in the region Friday, even as the state has reached new records for vaccinations.
One person died in Schenectady County and another in Montgomery County, according to a press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
The deaths come as the state also announced Saturday that more than 10 million people in New York state have received the shot, with 1.4 million getting their doses within the past week.
“Our mission to get every New Yorker vaccinated for the COVID virus and to do it equitably has been without precedent – there was no blueprint and no one had even heard of a mass vaccination site until very recently,” Cuomo said. “We reached this 10 million shots milestone thanks to the heroic work of our providers and those who have staffed vaccination sites around the clock to carry out this unprecedented operation. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude. We still have plenty of work ahead of us, and in order to protect the progress we have made and honor the work of our providers, we must continue to take all the basic safety precautions and remain New York tough.”
Now, 1 in 5 New Yorkers are vaccinated, according to the release.
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