Gov. Cuomo: More than 1 million Excelsior passes issued since March

Excelsior Pass is being used by venues, universities, stadiums and businesses statewide as digital proof a COVID-19 vaccination.

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2021, 4:39 PM

Updated 1,059 days ago

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New York state has issued more than 1 million Excelsior passes since launching in March, Gov. Cuomo announced on Saturday.
The state says it's seen a more than 80% increase in downloads this week alone.
Excelsior Pass is being used by venues, universities, stadiums and businesses statewide as digital proof a COVID-19 vaccination.
"After a long and incredibly difficult year, New Yorkers are finally returning to normal life and getting back to work amid rising vaccination rates, and the first-in-the-nation Excelsior Pass is a key part of that restoration of normalcy," Gov. Cuomo said in prepared remarks.
News 12 reported last week that some New Yorker were experiencing problems with the app while others have called it a seamless process. 
Long Islanders who are fully vaccinated are expressing their frustration over trouble trying to get the state's Excelsior Pass app to work.
The governor also says the daily statewide COVID-19 positivity rate is continuing to drop - .80% marks the lowest since Sept. 6.  

More state data for May 22, 2021:

• Test Results Reported - 167,918
• Total Positive - 1,347
• Percent Positive - 0.80%
• 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 0.95%
• Patient Hospitalization - 1,361 (-83)
• Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -327
• Patients Newly Admitted - 169
• Number ICU - 326 (-4)
• Number ICU with Intubation - 198 (-6)
• Total Discharges - 180,912 (209)
• Deaths - 24
• Total Deaths - 42,582


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