New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tested positive for Covid-19, she announced Sunday afternoon on Twitter.
“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.”
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.