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New York's COVID-19 positivity rate falls below .30%

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York state’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below .30% for the first time since the start of the pandemic, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who released data on Sunday showing a statewide positivity rate of .29%.

The rate has also been at a record low for 23 consecutive days.

The infection rate for the Finger Lakes region is .54%, the second highest rate in the state, behind the North Country; the positivity rate for all regions of the state is well below 1%.

The percentage of all New Yorkers who have had at least one vaccine dose is 56.6%.  The percentage who have had the completed series is 50.8%.

In the Finger Lakes region, the percentage of the population with at least one vaccine dose is 56.2%. The percentage with the completed series is 52%.

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.