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Statewide COVID positivity rates drop; in upstate regions, they continue to rise

New York State saw a drop in new weekly COVID cases by 11% last week. The prior week had 35,000 newly reported cases, and last week was around 31,000, according to the Daily Messenger.

For the nation, the cases fell by 10.3% overall.

82% of New York residents have had at least one dose of the vaccine.


The positivity rate dropped to 2.4% compared to the 3.3% it was just a month ago.

The large drop statewide can be attributed to New York City and its surrounding areas, but other areas in the state are seeing an increase.

Many regions Upstate are seeing 4-5% positivity rates.

Monroe and Dutchess Counties are both up 11% in cases.

Specifically, the worst increases in New York State were in Fulton, Chemung and Orleans.



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