New York Governor Kathy Hochul tests positive for Covid 19
Today I tested positive for COVID-19,” Hochul wrote. “Thankfully, I’m vaccinated and boosted, and I’m asymptomatic. I’ll be isolating and working remotely this week.”
Hochul spent time in New York City last week, appearing at an event Friday with Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J., who tested positive for Covid-19 at the end of March.
Positive Covid-19 cases have been increasing in New York City and the state.
More than 9,900 people in the state tested positive Saturday, the most recent date for which data are publicly available Thursday had the highest number of positive results in the state since the end of January, with 13,902 positive cases reported.
As of Saturday, the state’s seven-day average positivity rate was 7.2 percent, up from 7 percent the previous week.
Eighty-two percent of New York’s total population has received at least one dose of a vaccine in the state, and 74.2 percent have been fully vaccinated, according to public data.
Hochul urged New Yorkers to continue to get vaccinated and take precautions to stop the spread of Covid-19.
“A reminder to all New Yorkers: get vaccinated and boosted, get tested, and stay home if you don’t feel well,” Hochul tweeted Sunday.