Day to day and week to week the state's COVID numbers continue to get better and better.

Governor Cuomo announced Friday more good news in the fight against coronavirus: the state's positivity rate fell to .59 percent, which is the lowest it has been since August 20th and the lowest overall since the pandemic began. The 7-day rolling average rate also fell for the 53rd straight day to .53 percent. Hospitalizations also continue to fall, hitting their lowest number since November. Governor Cuomo gave all the credit for the great numbers to New York residents saying "Thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, we are getting closer to a reimagined normal every day. This is our opportunity to build back safer and stronger than ever before with a new perspective."

In an effort to continue to incentivize folks to get vaccinated, the state also announced that they are expanding the New York Vax and Scatch Program to Albany. If you get vaccinated Monday, May 31st through Friday, June 4th at the vaccination center at the Crossgates Mall you will receive a free scratch-off ticket that could win up to $5 million.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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