New York’s COVID-19 positive test rate falls below 2% to lowest level since early November


The coronavirus positive test rate in New York has fallen below 2% — its lowest level since the first week of November — as the vaccine campaign keeps a lid on the pandemic.

Just 1.79% of the COVID-19 tests in the state came back positive from Friday to Saturday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.

The seven-day average also dipped to 2.2%, also a more than five-month low mark.

“Some may feel COVID fatigue setting in (but) we have to keep doing what we can to keep each other safe,” Cuomo said.

The total number of new COVID-19 cases dropped to 4,164, the second lowest daily total since mid-November.