New York State's Single-Day COVID Positivity Rate Drops To Lowest Since November

Gov. Andrew Cuomo just announced the lowest single-day COVID positivity rate in New York since Nov. 23; CBS2's Dave Carlin reports.

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JESSICA MOORE: And we have new numbers on the coronavirus in New York. Governor Cuomo just announced the lowest single-day COVID positivity rate since November 23. Here's CBS2's Dave Carlin.

DAVE CARLIN: As vaccinations go up, along with distance from busy holidays, New York State's COVID numbers come down. The statewide positivity rate dropped to 3.06%, and the positivity rate for New York State has declined for 43 straight days.

This line snaked around the block at the new pop-up vaccination center at Harvest Fields Community Church on East Tremont Avenue the Bronx, one of 13 vaccination locations the state opens this week with a seven-day goal of getting shots into the arms of 3,800 people.

- I brought about at least.

- Now we're just hoping that they still have enough vaccine.

DAVE CARLIN: Nationwide, close to 42 million people have received at least one vaccine dose.

But a snag over the past week has been the weather. Severe storms disrupted shipments and canceled appointments.

- All 50 states have been impacted. Six million doses due to the weather.

DAVE CARLIN: People continue to scramble to get the shots, and the term "where to get the vaccine" is the most Googled term in America in the past month.

A new vaccine distribution effort is happening through wholesale giant Costco. The retailer is offering the vaccine in five states, including New York sometime soon. The Costco stores are awaiting batches of Moderna shots.

In East Harlem, Dave Carlin, CBS2 News.