As the reported positivity rates for COVID-19 continue declining across New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced people with qualifying medical conditions who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine can start booking appointments Sunday morning at the state’s large-scale vaccination sites.

Appointments for people with the listed comorbidities or health conditions on the state’s list will become available 8 a.m. Sunday on the state’s screening website, with slots released on a rolling basis over the next few weeks, Cuomo said Saturday.

To prove eligibility, people can submit a doctor’s letter, medical information that demonstrates comorbidities, or “signed certification” though it was not immediately clear what the state will accept for this category.

The state runs several local vaccination sites including the Javits Center and the Aqueduct Racetrack, as well as Jones Beach, Stony Brook and Westchester County Center. The state has doled out 90% of its first dosage allocation from the federal government as of Saturday, Cuomo said.

The state’s seven-day average positivity rate was 3.9%, the governor also said Saturday -- the lowest since the Thanksgiving holiday.

New York City's seven-day average positivity rate was 4.63% by the state’s calculations, though Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Saturday by the city’s calculations the seven-day average was at a 7.53% positivity rate (read more about why the state and city have different metrics to report positivity rates).

There were 125 deaths in the state reported Friday, including 17 people in the Bronx, 22 in Brooklyn, 12 in Manhattan, 15 in Queens and two people on Staten Island.

There were 6,888 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Friday, a decline of 180 patients from Thursday. Of those hospitalized patients, 1,328 patients were in intensive care units in the state, a decline of 30 people from Thursday. Of those in ICUs, 908 people were intubated, a decline of 33 patients from Thursday.

Cuomo said there were 11 more cases of the more-contagious variant first found in the United Kingdom reported Friday, including eight cases in the city. This brings the total number of cases of those infected with the variant to 70.

"Hospitalization and infection rates are continuing to fall statewide and New Yorkers should be commended for all their hard work and sacrifice which helped make this a reality," Cuomo said in a release Saturday.