New York state has reported that less than 1% of the people tested for Covid-19 were positive, according to data released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Of the roughly 73,000 tests conducted Friday, .96% were positive, the governor’s office said in a release.
New York City’s positivity rate is at 1% for Friday – down from 1.4% reported the day prior.
The state added 703 Covid-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 391,923.
“Today's numbers show a continued, steady decline in our hospitalization and death rates, and proves that a response based on science, not politics, is only way to defeat this virus,” Cuomo said. “While this is good news, New Yorkers cannot become complacent — we must continue to remain vigilant and smart in the fight against Covid-19. Wear a mask, socially distance — be New York tough"