NYS COVID-19 test positivity rates trend mixed: governor


By Xia Lin

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 test positivity rate in the focus areas under New York State's micro-cluster strategy, where the pandemic has been the most severe, was 2.75 percent on Thursday, down from 3.24 percent one day earlier, tweeted Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday.

The statewide positivity rate excluding these focus areas was 1.38 percent, as against 1.25 percent on Wednesday, he said.

Of the 146,885 tests reported on Thursday, 2,255 were positive, or 1.53 percent of the total, compared with 1.48 percent one day earlier, he added.

New York State's COVID-19 test positivity rate was ranked earlier this week the second lowest in the Unite States, at 1.39 percent, right after Maine with 0.77 percent and before New Hampshire with 1.5 percent, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center (CRC).

As of Friday afternoon, the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University reported 33,451 coronavirus deaths so far in New York State, the worst in the country.

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