Tue. Aug 9th, 2022

New York’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign hit a “major milestone” with 85.1 percent of adults receiving at least one bite, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Saturday.

Reaching that number was “bringing us one step closer to ending this pandemic and getting our lives back to normal,” Hochul said.

The number of New Yorkers who had completed their vaccination series was 76.2 percent on Friday.

The state had given 73,603 vaccine doses from Friday to Saturday.

The state COVID-19 positivity rate on Friday was 2.22 percent, and measured on a seven-day average, it was 2.47 percent.

The positivity rate in New York City on Friday, measured at a seven-day average, was 1.36 percent.

There were 32 deaths due to the virus in New York on Friday, including seven among New York residents.

Edward Williams, 62, living in the Hebrew home in Riverdale, receives a COVID-19 booster shot in New York, Monday, September 27, 2021.
Edward Williams, 62, living in the Hebrew home in Riverdale, receives a COVID-19 booster shot in New York, Monday, September 27, 2021.
AP Photo / Seth Wenig

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