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NY's COVID-19 7-day average positivity rate falls to a record low

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York state’s COVID-19 infection rate continues to decline. On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the statewide 7-day average COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 0.71% on Saturday, which is a new record low.

The COVID-19 positivity rate for the Finger Lakes Region was at 1.68%. That rate also has been declining steadily, but is still higher than any other region in the state.

Monroe County on Sunday reported 85 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the last update. The 7-day rolling average of new cases is 82 new cases per day.

In terms of COVID-19 vaccinations, the percentage of New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose is 53.5%.

The percentage of New Yorkers with the completed vaccine series is 45.6%.

For the Finger Lakes region, the percentage of residents with at least one dose of the vaccine is 53.9%. The percent of residents with the completed series is 47.2%.

Here is the age breakdown of the latest Monroe County COVID-19 cases:

Credit Monroe County Dept. of Public Health

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.