Gov. Cuomo announces COVID-19 infection rate below 1%

0.98 of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive

3 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 984 Establishments; Observes 4 Establishments Not in Compliance

Confirms 896 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 447,262; New Cases in 46 Counties

ALBANY, NY —  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State’s COVID-19 infection rate remained below one percent. Yesterday, 0.98 of test results reported to New York State were positive. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

“No community rose to the occasion like New Yorkers rose to the occasion. We went from the highest infection rate in the nation to one of the lowest infection rates in the nation. That’s what the history books are going to say. That happened for one reason: Because New Yorkers stepped up and were loving and believed in community and cared for one another,” Governor Cuomo said. “Now our calibration is between managing COVID and managing reopening. We don’t want to see the COVID infection rate go over one percent for any period of time, and we are right up against it. There is no margin for error here – this pandemic is far from over: Everyone must keep washing their hands, socially distancing and wearing their masks, and above all, staying New York tough.”

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 984 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 4 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

  • Brooklyn – 1

  • Manhattan – 1

  • Suffolk – 2

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 486 (+3)

  • Patients Newly Admitted – 72

  • Hospital Counties – 33

  • Number ICU – 135 (-3)

  • Number ICU with Intubation – 68 (+1)

  • Total Discharges – 75,962 (+59)

  • Deaths – 3

  • Total Deaths – 25,413

Of the 91,504 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 896, or 0.98 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Capital Region

0.8%

0.7%

1.0%

Central New York

1.7%

1.1%

1.2%

Finger Lakes

0.7%

0.5%

0.6%

Long Island

1.2%

1.3%

1.1%

Mid-Hudson

1.2%

1.4%

1.4%

Mohawk Valley

1.0%

0.3%

0.6%

New York City

1.1%

0.8%

1.0%

North Country

0.3%

0.3%

0.2%

Southern Tier

0.4%

0.2%

0.4%

Western New York

1.4%

1.1%

1.5%

 

The Governor also confirmed 896 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 447,262 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 447,262 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,969

21

Allegany

94

0

Broome

1,437

9

Cattaraugus

248

3

Cayuga

194

1

Chautauqua

533

6

Chemung

294

19

Chenango

245

0

Clinton

154

0

Columbia

579

2

Cortland

141

4

Delaware

129

0

Dutchess

5,042

28

Erie

10,833

81

Essex

154

0

Franklin

63

0

Fulton

331

6

Genesee

309

2

Greene

319

1

Hamilton

14

0

Herkimer

316

2

Jefferson

159

1

Lewis

50

0

Livingston

199

2

Madison

480

0

Monroe

5,839

30

Montgomery

219

1

Nassau

45,989

83

Niagara

1,703

9

NYC

238,958

333

Oneida

2,363

4

Onondaga

4,158

25

Ontario

452

3

Orange

11,734

23

Orleans

322

0

Oswego

412

3

Otsego

322

4

Putnam

1,567

2

Rensselaer

892

5

Rockland

14,698

38

Saratoga

976

6

Schenectady

1,372

10

Schoharie

83

0

Schuyler

33

0

Seneca

104

0

St. Lawrence

313

3

Steuben

339

5

Suffolk

45,915

72

Sullivan

1,565

4

Tioga

221

0

Tompkins

388

2

Ulster

2,231

2

Warren

352

1

Washington

287

1

Wayne

305

1

Westchester

37,672

38

Wyoming

130

0

Yates

62

0

 

Yesterday, there were 3 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,413. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Oneida

1

Queens

1

Ulster

1

 

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