Statewide 7-day average positivity rate is 0.51% – new record low for 10th consecutive day; 63 straight days of decline
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the coronavirus positivity rate in every region of New York state has dropped below 1% for the first time since Aug. 19.
"New Yorkers continue to beat back COVID-19 by getting vaccinated and practicing safe behaviors, and we're making progress rebuilding New York for the future. Vaccination is the key to defeating this terrible virus for good, and we need all New Yorkers who haven't yet received the shot to do so," Cuomo said. "We're upping our game with new incentives to encourage New Yorkers to get vaccinated, including a $5 million lottery and free full scholarships to SUNY and CUNY. The numbers are coming down and more shots go in arms every single day, and we're lifting restrictions to help New Yorkers move into the new normal and build our economy back."
The statewide seven-day average positivity rate is 0.51%. Western New York, which has often led the state in highest percentage, is now middle of the pack, standing at 0.66% on Sunday.