As vaccination rates in New York state slowly rise, the Empire State is also recording an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

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The Sunday, July 11 update on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s news site reports 666 new positive cases, bringing the state’s 7-day rolling average at .84%. That’s compared to .73% point-seven-three percent on Friday.  The state’s data, released on Saturday, July 10 reported about 525 people each day tested positive for COVID-19 in New York for the seven days through Friday. That’s up from 369 people, a 42% increase, for the prior week.

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The state Department of Health says a higher percentage of cases are linked to the more contagious Delta variant and is urging more people to get vaccinated.

Much of the increase was downstate in New York City.

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