New York State reported a positivity rate of 6.2% in red zones where testing is being oversampled, and .95% excluding clusters, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on a phone call with reporters.
When the cluster areas and the state data is combined New York state reported a 1.1% positivity rate.
“That number is lower than many states positivity rates right now. We call 6.2% a red zone,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo said that he expects clusters of Covid-19 to continue to flare up for at least a year.
“This could go on for multiple years unless you assume 100% of the population is vaccinated”, Cuomo said.
New York reported 7 new deaths related to Covid-19, and 15 people were admitted to hospitals because of coronavirus.
NOTE: These numbers were released by the Governor of New York and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.