NYS COVID-19 hospitalizations down to 4,422, positivity rate 3.18 pct: governor

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NEW YORK, April 8 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York State dropped to 4,422 on Wednesday, compared with 4,526 one day earlier, tweeted Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the single-day COVID-19 test positivity rate went down to 3.18 percent on Wednesday from 3.25 percent on Tuesday, he said, adding that there were 47 COVID-19 deaths in the state on Wednesday, compared with 59 one day earlier.

"New Yorkers have done a tremendous job at continuing to beat back COVID, but we are not out of the woods yet. Even as we keep expanding eligibility, opening new vaccination sites and working to ensure the system is equitable, there's still more work to be done before New Yorkers reach the desired level of immunity," the governor was quoted as saying in an official release.

"New variants and continuing infections are still causes for concern, and New Yorkers should stay vigilant. Washing hands, social distancing and masking up are small behaviors that make a big difference in our ability to combat this virus. The light at the end of the tunnel is ahead-we just have to get there together," he added.

In another tweet on Thursday, Cuomo said that "35.1% of New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose and 22.3% have completed their vaccine series. 223,154 total doses were administered over the past 24 hours. 11,092,454 total doses administered to date."

As of Thursday afternoon, the total COVID-19 deaths in New York State were reported at 50,898, the second worst in the country following the state of California with a death toll of 60,057, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Enditem

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