Gov. Cuomo Oct. 22 update

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.20 Percent    

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 3.20 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas Included is 0.96 Percent   

15 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday 

New Community Testing Sites Opening Tomorrow in Cortland County

ALBANY, NY —  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’ve been adjusting our focus in the micro-clusters – after 14 days of data, we rearranged the restrictions in Queens, Brooklyn, and we added focuses to Broome and Chemung,” Governor Cuomo said. “Through the fall, we will see micro-clusters come and go – they can literally be generated by a couple of events that violated rules. We might all be feeling COVID-fatigue, but we cannot afford to go backwards: We must all keep washing our hands, wearing our masks and remaining socially distant to protect the progress we’ve made in New York.”   

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 3.20 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 0.96 percent. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the week to date, and last two weeks is below:

FOCUS ZONE

10/4- 10/10 % Positive

10/11 – 10/17

% Positive

Week to date (10/18 – 10/21) % Positive

Yesterday

(10/21)%

Positive

Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive

5.86%

5.29%

5.13%

4.61%

Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills yellow focus area % positive

3.71%

2.58%

2.43%

1.9%

Queens Far Rockaway  yellow focus area % positive

2.88%

2.08%

2.01%

1.78%

Rockland red-zone focus area % positive

9.77%

4.54%

4.18%

2.02%

Orange red-zone focus area % positive

12.41%

4.62%

4.55%

5.32%

Broome focus area % positive

3.63%

4.05%

7.63%

9.23%

Steuben focus area % positive

7.82%

7.52%

4.10%

5.11%

Chemung focus area % positive

6.49%

7.12%

9.33%

9.13%

All focus area % positive

3.18%

3.00%

3.67%

3.16%

Statewide % positive with red-zone focus areas included

1.18%

1.16%

1.35%

1.20%

Statewide % positive without red-zone focus areas included

1.01%

1.06%

1.03%

0.96%

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:    

  • Patient Hospitalization – 986 (+36)   

  • Patients Newly Admitted – 166

  • Hospital Counties – 45   

  • Number ICU – 209 (+8)   

  • Number ICU with Intubation – 106 (+3)   

  • Total Discharges – 78,753 (+108)  

  • Deaths – 15   

  • Total Deaths – 25,694   

The Governor also announced the Department of Health has partnered with Cortland County and SUNY to open new rapid testing sites, starting tomorrow, in Cortland County for free community testing. Testing is open to the public and will be available noon – 4:30 PM Friday and 9 AM – 5 PM Saturday and Sunday. 

Testing sites opening Friday along with links for residents to make appointments are listed below:

Cortland Jr. Sr. High School

8 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

Make an appointment here.

 

Homer Intermediate School

58 Clinton Street
Homer, NY 13077

Make an appointment here.

 

Marathon High School

1 E. Main Street
Marathon, NY 13803

Make an appointment here. 

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%    

0.8%   

0.9%

Central New York   

2.1%    

1.9%   

1.0%

Finger Lakes   

1.4%    

1.7%   

1.4%

Long Island    

0.9%    

1.6%   

1.0%

Mid-Hudson    

1.7%    

2.6%   

1.5%

Mohawk Valley    

0.4%    

0.5%   

0.6%

New York City    

1.3%    

1.6%   

1.1%

North Country    

1.3%    

0.6%   

0.5%

Southern Tier    

1.8%    

1.3%   

1.5%

Western New York   

1.2%    

2.0%   

1.5%

   

Each New York City borough’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:    

    

BOROUGH   

MONDAY   

TUESDAY   

WEDNESDAY

Bronx    

0.9%    

1.3%   

1.1%

Brooklyn    

1.8%    

2.2%   

1.2%

Manhattan    

1.0%    

0.9%   

0.8%

Queens    

1.4%    

1.7%   

1.3%

Staten Island    

1.5%   

2.3%  

1.1%

   

Of the 490,134 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:    

    

County   

Total Positive   

New Positive   

Albany   

3,488

28

Allegany   

243

19

Broome   

3,166

106

Cattaraugus   

442

8

Cayuga   

342

10

Chautauqua   

858

13

Chemung   

1,456

75

Chenango   

347

10

Clinton   

224

4

Columbia   

663

4

Cortland   

475

24

Delaware   

164

3

Dutchess   

5,382

16

Erie   

12,650

76

Essex   

195

1

Franklin   

79

1

Fulton   

360

0

Genesee   

373

1

Greene   

487

5

Hamilton   

16

0

Herkimer   

376

2

Jefferson   

194

1

Lewis   

64

2

Livingston   

261

5

Madison   

545

4

Monroe   

6,917

67

Montgomery   

259

2

Nassau   

48,941

77

Niagara   

1,997

11

NYC   

256,576

530

Oneida   

2,625

8

Onondaga   

5,170

49

Ontario   

617

14

Orange   

13,303

45

Orleans   

378

2

Oswego   

606

7

Otsego   

374

5

Putnam   

1,768

13

Rensselaer   

1,058

11

Rockland   

17,524

71

Saratoga   

1,244

15

Schenectady   

1,522

6

Schoharie   

101

0

Schuyler   

109

5

Seneca   

135

4

St. Lawrence   

376

4

Steuben   

915

17

Suffolk   

48,308

74

Sullivan   

1,709

15

Tioga   

502

24

Tompkins   

579

16

Ulster   

2,436

8

Warren   

444

3

Washington   

326

0

Wayne   

400

7

Westchester   

39,789

95

Wyoming   

174

2

Yates   

102

3

  

Yesterday, 15 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,694. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:    

    

Deaths by County of Residence   

County   

New Deaths   

Broome   

1

Chemung

1

Erie

3

Kings

2

Manhattan

1

Monroe

1

Onondaga

1

Orange

1

Oswego

1

Queens

1

Rockland

1

Steuben

1

   

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