Gov. Kathy Hochul offered advice so New Yorkers can have a safe COVID-free holiday season.

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On Tuesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul updated Empire State residents about the battle with COVID.

According to Hochul, 5.50 percent of COVID tests in the past 24 hours came back positive. New York's 7-day average percent positive is 4.87 percent.


Hochul confirmed 52 more New Yorkers died from COVID bringing the statewide total to 59,645, according to the CDC.


On the vaccine front, 91.8 percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older have at least one vaccine dose. 81.2 percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older completed the vaccine series. 79.4 percent of all New Yorkers have gotten one vaccine dose while 69.2 percent completed their vaccine series

Holiday Christmas Tree Lights in the park
Kathy Byrd

"It will take all of us coming together and doing our part as New Yorkers to ensure we are able to enjoy this holiday season safely," Governor Hochul said. "We know what we need to do to limit the spread and prevent serious illness from the COVID-19 virus - get the shot if you haven't already, get the booster if you have, and keep your loved ones safe and healthy by making sure they get vaccinated too."

Below is each region's updated 7-day average percentage of positive test results:


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