New York officials announced a "major milestone" was just achieved in the battle with COVID in the state.

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On Sunday, Gov. Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19. 2.58 percent of all tests came back positive in the previous 24 hours. The 7-day positivity rate is 2.49 percent.

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The Hudson Valley's COVID positivity rate has dipped below the state's. The Mid-Hudson Region's positivity rate is 2.44 percent. The North Country region now has the highest COVID positivity rate in New York at 5.43 percent.

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Hochul confirmed 85.1 percent of all New Yorkers 18 and older have received at least one vaccine while 74.7 percent have completed their vaccine series. 72.2 percent of all eligible New Yorkers have at least one vaccine dose.

This weekend, Hochul called reaching 85 percent vaccinated a "major milestone."

"As we reach this milestone of 85 percent of New Yorkers with at least one dose, we are one step closer to finally putting an end to this pandemic and getting our lives back to normal," Governor Hochul said. "While this is a momentous achievement, we still have communities lagging behind in vaccinations. The most important thing is getting vaccinated if you're in a high risk setting or immunocompromised. I urge all New Yorkers to get vaccinated to keep yourselves and those around you safe."

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Hochul reported 34 more New Yorkers died from COVID bringing the total deaths reported from COVID in New York to 57,047. 253 New Yorkers were admitted to the hospital. 2,045 New Yorkers are currently hospitalized with COVID with 456 in ICU and 243 in ICU with intubation.

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"Getting vaccinated is the best thing you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe against COVID-19," Governor Hochul said. "We recently hit an important milestone of eighty-five percent of adult New Yorkers with their first dose and we get closer to ninety percent every day. The vaccine is safe, effective and readily available - if you haven't already, get yours as soon as possible."

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