Cuomo Confirms New York Hits Major COVID Milestone
As the battle with COVID continues across New York, Gov. Cuomo was happy to report the state hit a major COVID milestone.
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that 70 percent of all eligible New Yorkers, which includes New York State residents who are 12-years-old and older, have now received at least one vaccine dose, according to Cuomo's office.
On June 15, Governor Cuomo announced that COVID-19 restrictions are lifted immediately as 70 percent of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series.
"We continue to fight this virus by making sure every single eligible New Yorker gets vaccinated for COVID-19, and our state's ability to beat it for good depends on getting shots in arms," Cuomo said in a press release. "That's why New York State is offering incredible incentives to make sure we get as many New Yorkers vaccinated as possible and move our state into the future. I urge everyone who hasn't yet taken the shot to do so today—appointments, including walk-ins, are available at sites across the state."
Cuomo also announced the statewide 7-day average positivity rate is 0.58 percent.