Three more people died of COVID in the Capital and Mohawk Valley regions Friday, according to a press release from the governor’s office.
Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy said a woman in her 70s died. The other two deaths were from Saratoga and Fulton counties. No additional information was available about those deaths. The state’s positivity rate dropped to 2.79%– the lowest it has been in a month, according to a release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. The hospitalization rate also dropped to the lowest the state has seen since Dec. 3.
All of this news continues to come as the state has opened vaccinations up to anyone 16 and older.
On Saturday, Cuomo announced more than 11.5 million doses of the vaccine have been administered.
“We are now close to having one out of every four New Yorkers fully vaccinated, but we cannot afford to slow down and get comfortable,” Cuomo said.
“The way to celebrate our progress is to double down on our safety guidelines and continue getting shots into people’s arms, so we can build on this progress. The virus is still out there, and we remain laser-focused on expanding our capacity across the state and making sure the vaccine distribution is fair and equitable. If we stay disciplined, we will win this war.”
In the Capital Region, almost 435,000 people have gotten at least one dose and over 296,000 are fully vaccinated. In the Mohawk Valley Region almost 184,000 have gotten one dose and over 127,000 are fully vaccinated.