New York State continues to be among the nation’s leaders in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University’s Resource Center, it was determined that with a 1.39 percent positive COVID-19 infection rate, New York has the second-lowest positivity rate in the country.
Only Maine had a lower infection rate at 0.77 percent.
New York is one of 16 states that currently meet the World Health Organization’s positivity rate standard of having an infection rate of 5 percent or lower for at least 14 days. Thirty-six states and territories do not meet that threshold.
According to Johns Hopkins University, “it is important to track the testing that states are doing to diagnose people with COVID-19 infection in order to gauge the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. and to know whether enough testing is occurring.
“When states report the number of COVID-19 tests performed, this should include the number of viral tests performed and the number of patients for which these tests were performed.”
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