Cuomo: 12th straight day NY’s COVID-19 positivity rate below 1%

0.78 Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive

6 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

SLA and State Police Task Force Observes Violations of State Requirements at 5 Establishments

Confirms 631 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 427,202; New Cases in 37 Counties

ALBANY, NY —  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that for the 12th straight day, New York State’s rate of positive tests was below 1 percent. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

“For the 12th straight day, our rate of positive COVID tests was under one percent, which is great news. We went from one of the worst situations in the nation to the best, all thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers and our data-driven, phased reopening,” Governor Cuomo said. “The reason we’re doing well is because we’re being smart. If people’s behavior doesn’t remain disciplined, we’re going to have a problem and you’ll see the numbers change. COVID is not over by any stretch of the imagination. We must protect our progress, both from the growing cases across the nation and lack of compliance within our state. We cannot go backwards, and it is up to all of us to slow the spread by continuing to wear our masks and socially distance, and localities must enforce compliance.”

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,077 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 5 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

  • Brooklyn – 3 

  • Manhattan – 1 

  • Queens – 1 

 Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 548 (+11)

  • Patients Newly Admitted – 81

  • Hospital Counties – 30

  • Number ICU – 131 (+5)

  • Number ICU with Intubation – 60 (+0)

  • Total Discharges – 74,328 (+70)

  • Deaths – 6

  • Total Deaths – 25,270

 Of the 80,425 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 631, or 0.78 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Capital Region

0.3%

0.8%

0.5%

Central New York

0.2%

0.6%

0.7%

Finger Lakes

0.5%

0.7%

0.6%

Long Island

0.6%

1.1%

0.9%

Mid-Hudson

0.8%

1.3%

0.7%

Mohawk Valley

0.5%

1.1%

0.4%

New York City

0.9%

1.1%

0.8%

North Country

0.1%

0.5%

0.1%

Southern Tier

0.5%

0.3%

0.6%

Western New York

0.5%

0.8%

1.4%

 

The Governor also confirmed 631 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 427,202 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 427,202 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,675

14

Allegany

80

0

Broome

1,189

12

Cattaraugus

173

1

Cayuga

164

0

Chautauqua

272

1

Chemung

191

1

Chenango

218

0

Clinton

134

0

Columbia

559

1

Cortland

97

0

Delaware

108

1

Dutchess

4,710

6

Erie

9,241

54

Essex

63

0

Franklin

56

1

Fulton

305

0

Genesee

289

1

Greene

300

0

Hamilton

11

0

Herkimer

284

0

Jefferson

143

0

Lewis

47

0

Livingston

178

0

Madison

424

1

Monroe

5,241

28

Montgomery

189

1

Nassau

44,063

62

Niagara

1,544

9

NYC

231,015

273

Oneida

2,218

5

Onondaga

3,712

16

Ontario

371

0

Orange

11,282

13

Orleans

303

1

Oswego

274

2

Otsego

122

2

Putnam

1,466

3

Rensselaer

804

3

Rockland

14,067

14

Saratoga

800

0

Schenectady

1,133

3

Schoharie

69

0

Schuyler

23

0

Seneca

95

0

St. Lawrence

264

1

Steuben

307

0

Suffolk

44,305

70

Sullivan

1,494

1

Tioga

199

1

Tompkins

238

0

Ulster

2,106

6

Warren

313

0

Washington

262

0

Wayne

270

0

Westchester

36,563

23

Wyoming

120

0

Yates

59

0

      

Yesterday, there were 6 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,270. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Broome

1

Erie

1

Manhattan

1

Onondaga

1

Richmond

1

Westchester

1

 

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