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Coronavirus positivity rate in 20 New York "hot spots" rises to 6.5%

NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) - The rate of positive coronavirus tests in 20 New York “hot spot” zip codes rose to 6.5% from 5.5% the day before, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters on Thursday.

The overall rate in the state was 1.27%, or 1,382 positive tests out of the 109,218 reported on Wednesday, Cuomo said. (Reporting by Jonathan Allen, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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