Cuomo Says COVID Numbers Down, Major Snow Storm Dangerous

Albany, N.Y. - Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York's COVID-19 numbers continue to decline.

Cuomo announced the state's positivity rate stands at 4.8%. That makes the 24th straight day of decline.

During his Monday briefing, Cuomo said this shows New Yorkers "get it" when it comes to the danger of the COVID. He said because NYer's did what needed to be done the state's numbers down.

The Governor said about 1.96 million vaccines have been provided so far and he said appointments at state-run vaccination centers for Monday and Tuesday are being postponed but they will be rescheduled.

Cuomo said the main issue is still supply, both nationally and internationally. He said. "We are basically exhausting our week to week allocation waiting on more supply from the federal government. We have much more distribution in place than supply."

He also spoke about the major snowstorm hitting the Northeast. He has declared a state of emergency throughout Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island area as a powerful winter storm blasts the Northeast.

Those areas may see Snowfall Rates between 2 -3 inches per hour. Cuomo said with snowfalls at that rate, plows can not keep up and roads will become impassable.

Cuomo urged people to get home quickly this afternoon and stay home.

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