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Coronavirus Latest: States Draft Vaccination Plans, N.Y. Movie Theaters Set To Reopen Friday

Covid-19 Vaccine
Ted S. Warren
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AP

Here's the latest on coronavirus in the region:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he is drafting a plan with the federal government to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to New Yorkers. He thinks the state would need 40 million shots to vaccinate all residents. Cuomo said that’s daunting, compared to the 12 million coronavirus tests New York has administered so far.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont also has a working group that’s revising a draft plan for vaccinations. The plan hints the state could start offering vaccines to front line workers and the elderly this year, if the drugs are ready.

Connecticut saw more than a thousand new cases compared to the week before with a positivity rate of 2.6% on Friday, according to the state's latest report.

New York reported a positivity rate of 1.08% over the weekend.

Some movie theaters on Long Island will be allowed to open at reduced capacity on Friday, under New York’s latest guidelines. Ski resorts could open at half capacity in November.