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New York’s overall COVID-19 positive rate sits at 2.8%

On Monday, the state continued to battle with worrisome numbers associated with the Coronavirus Pandemic, as the overall positive rate moved to 2.8%.

In the micro-cluster zones, or areas where greater restrictions have been applied – the collective positive rate is 4.19%.

In an update, Governor Andrew Cuomo said 25 people died in the preceding 24 hours, and that rising hospitalization rates brought on the restrictions on restaurants, bars, and gyms last week.

“COVID-19 is spreading in New York, and the increased number of cases is taking place throughout the state,” Cuomo said during his update on Monday. “This is not an upstate or downstate issue — all New Yorkers, regardless of where they live, have cause for concern. We are continuing to use a comprehensive micro-cluster strategy and increase our testing capacity to new heights. However, our success also depends on the vigilance and smart behavior of New Yorkers. Wash your hands, stay socially distanced and wear a mask. Local governments, do the enforcement.”

There are a total of 1,968 people hospitalized in New York with COVID-19.