The single day positivity rate for Covid-19 in the state of New York dropped to 1.49% on Saturday, marking the first time it's been below 1.5% since October 28, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday.
Along with daily and weekly averages dropping, the number of hospitalizations, ICU patients and intubations have decreased to the lowest rates since the end of last year.
"More New Yorkers are getting vaccinated and hospitalizations are declining, which is good news, but we need New Yorkers to stay vigilant to make sure we don't lose any of the progress we've made," Gov. Cuomo said.
"Washing hands, wearing masks and staying socially distanced are critical behaviors each of us can practice, individually and in our communities, to slow the spread."
The governor said New York is opening more pop-up sites and continuing to make the vaccine more accessible.
"Spring is here and we're making progress, but there's a way to go before we reach the light at the end of the tunnel," he said.
According to a press release, from Sunday, 2,849 New Yorkers tested positive and there were 33 Covid-19 related deaths in New York state on Saturday.