Vaccinations are up and new COVID-19 infections down across the Empire State – key metrics for the state’s leaders eager to push New York to a complete reopening in the coming months.
More than one out of every three New Yorkers has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday. That number has steadily increased with the rise in vaccine supply and opening of statewide eligibility to everyone 16 and older. As of Sunday, 34.9 percent of New Yorkers had completed their vaccine series.
The number of people to get at least one shot is creeping up on a milestone marker as well, with nearly half the state to get a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the governor’s weekend numbers, some 46.5 percent of New Yorkers had received at least one dose.