85% of adults get the shot

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

Reaching the numbers was to “bring us one step closer to ending this pandemic and getting our lives back to normal”, Hochul said.

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

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

The statewide COVID-19 positivity rate stood at 2.22 per cent on Friday and when measured on a seven-day average, it was 2.47 per cent.

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

There were 32 deaths from the virus in New York on Friday, including seven from New York City residents.

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

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