NYC has lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in the state

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New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate continues to tick up, but remains below 3 percent in the Big Apple, new data shows.

The statewide positivity rate, measured on a seven-day average, was 3.32 percent Friday, up from 3.18 percent two days earlier, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Saturday.

The rate in New York City Friday was 2.58 percent, the lowest in the state.

Of the 179,342 test results reported statewide Friday, 5,524 — or 3.08 percent — were positive.

Twenty six people died of COVID-19 Friday including nine residents of the Big

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