Officials: COVID cases drop, but not enough

Image courtesy the Georgia Dept. of Public Health.

Coronavirus hospitalizations in the state dipped slightly to nearly four-month lows as the vaccination push continues to blunt a feared fourth wave of the pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday.

“We’re still dealing with a pandemic and we still need to practice the behaviors that keep ourselves and others safe,” Cuomo said.

New York’s numbers have started to drop in recent weeks after a long plateau. Infection rates and hospital case loads had earlier dramatically dropped from highs hit in early January after the end-of-year holiday surge.

Public health officials say the ongoing vaccination push is keeping a lid on a feared spring surge even as more contagious variants hopscotch across the globe.

More than 13 million vaccine doses have been administered in New York state, with 27% of the population fully vaccinated and another 13% receiving at least one dose.

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