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State average for positive cases of Covid-19 reaches over 3% two days in a row

August 7th and 8th mark two days in a row that the Covid-19 positivity rate has remained over 3%.

With 3,467 new confirmed cases Sunday, the rate jumped from its 3.01% on Saturday to 3.06%.

On Saturday 11 New York State residents died, 1,100 remain hospitalized, 238 are in the ICU and 88 have intubation.


42,973 vaccines were given between Saturday and Sunday and over the last week 295,782 shots in total were given.

The CDC states that 76.4% of NYS residents 18 and older have at least one dose of the vaccine, and 67.5% are fully vaccinated.

Of all ages eligible 64% have received at least one dose and 57.7% have been fully vaccinated.



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