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1 person dies of COVID in Montgomery County


One person in Montgomery County died from COVID Friday, according to a press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. 

Cuomo also announced that the state’s COVID-positivity rate has dropped below 2% for the first time since Nov. 3. 

The state is continuing its vaccination efforts. There have been around 1.2 million doses administered in the past week, according to a release. 

“The progress New Yorkers have made on vaccinations is something to take great pride in, but we are not out of the woods yet,” Cuomo said.

“This virus is still out there and the footrace against the infection rate is still on. More than 30 percent of New Yorkers have been fully vaccinated, but if we slow down now we risk undoing our hard-earned progress. As we have done since day one, we will continue to work with local communities and providers to make sure the vaccine is accessible to every New Yorker, and to remind everyone that the vaccine is effective and necessary to defeat COVID once and for all.”

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