One person in Montgomery County and another in Albany County died of coronavirus Friday, according to a press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
This comes as the state has administered 13 million vaccine doses and hospitalization rates continue to decline.
There were 3,834 hospitalizations Friday, the lowest since Nov. 30.
In the Capital Region, there are 109 people hospitalized, while 51 are hospitalized in the Mohawk Valley Region.
“Thanks to our dedicated health professionals and the effectiveness of our robust distribution network, our mission to get everyone vaccinated quickly and equitably continues to be a success,” Cuomo said.
“As we continue to see steady progress in our vaccination rate all across the state and more than 40% of New Yorkers have received at least one dose, we cannot afford to get cocky or comfortable. The virus is still with us, and we need to stay ahead of the infection rate so we can continue our hard-earned progress. It is imperative therefore that we stay vigilant, and I urge everyone who has not yet scheduled a vaccination appointment to do so quickly.”