Nearly 75% Of Adults In New York Have Received At Least One COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

New York City is seeing a slight uptick in COVID-19 average positivity rates even as the state saw its seven-day average positivity at 0.79% Friday and nearly three-quarters of all adults in the state have received at least one vaccine dose.

The city reported a seven-day average positivity of 1.16% Friday, up from 1.08% Thursday and 1.06% Wednesday.



A Department of Health chart showing the most recent 7-day rolling average positivity rates of COVID-19 in NYC.
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A Department of Health chart showing the most recent 7-day rolling average positivity rates of COVID-19 in NYC. Department of Health

Statewide, there were 342 patients hospitalized Friday, a decrease of seven patients. Of those, 73 were in intensive care units. Of those patients in ICUs, 37 were intubated.

There were three deaths in the state Friday – one person each in the Bronx, in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

“New Yorkers have fought the COVID-19 pandemic with tremendous discipline and fortitude, but it’s absolutely critical to remember that vaccination is the way we beat this beast for good,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement Saturday. “I urge New Yorkers who haven’t taken their shot to do so right away—the faster we vaccinate the population, the faster COVID becomes a thing of the past.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of Saturday 73% of adults in New York have received at least one vaccine dose and 66.5% of adults have completed their vaccination series. Of the total state population, 60.8% of all New Yorkers have received at least one dose and 55.1% have completed their vaccination series.

The state closed the large-scale vaccination site at the Javits Center Friday as well as the sites at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood and SUNY Ulster as the state shifts to community-targeted efforts.

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