NY COVID Positivity Rate Hits 9 Month Low
As we head into summer, it's more great news on the COVID front.
According to Governor Cuomo's office, the rolling seven-day COVID positivity rate has dropped below one percent for the first time since September. This marks 46 straight days of the decline of this key statistic, and all the other numbers on the COVID front continue to be encouraging as well. Hospitalizations, patients in ICU, and intubations have also dropped to their lowest levels since November. Governor Cuomo attributed the continued progress with the stats to the progress with vaccinations in the state and added "COVID is on the run."
As we head into summer, it certainly feels like we are on a fast track to normalcy. Restrictions this week saw their biggest rollback since the pandemic began. The mask mandate was pulled back for the first time in over a year for vaccinated New Yorkers and most capacity restrictions have been lifted in the state. It is a far leap from where we were a year ago, or even three months ago.
And well, the biggest sign of all we are almost all the way back? Our growing concert schedule for the months ahead. While big venues and events do still have capacity restrictions, the fact that concert promoters are getting so much on the books for the fall is probably the most encouraging sign of all on where we will be in a few months time: bumping into each other while enjoying music and beers in the pit while enjoying our favorite artists.
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