August 9 2020 – Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

ICU Patients Drop to 131 — New Low Since March 16

0.78 Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive; Lowest One-Day Percentage Reported Positive Since Pandemic Began

7 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

SLA and State Police Task Force Observes Violations of State Requirements at 60 Establishments on Friday and Saturday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

“Our daily numbers remain low and steady, despite increasing infection rates across the country, and even in our region – and we had the lowest one-day positive rate since we started. That’s an incredible achievement, all thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York’s progress shows that a data-driven, phased reopening works. We have followed the data since day one, and now we are an example for the rest of the country to follow. But we must not become complacent: Everyone should continue to wear their masks and socially distance.”

On Friday and Saturday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 2,294 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 60 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown for yesterday and Friday’s observed violations is below:

  • Bronx– 2
  • Brooklyn– 2
  • Manhattan– 22
  • Queens– 26
  • Staten Island – 4
  • Nassau – 3
  • Suffolk – 1

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization– 548 (-25)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 66
  • Hospital Counties– 30
  • Number ICU– 131 (-2)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 66 (+2)
  • Total Discharges– 73,689 (+80)
  • Deaths– 7
  • Total Deaths– 25,202

Of the 65,812 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 515, or 0.78 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
Capital Region
0.7%
0.9%
0.8%
Central New York
0.8%
0.8%
0.7%
Finger Lakes
0.8%
0.8%
0.9%
Long Island
0.9%
0.9%
0.6%
Mid-Hudson
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
Mohawk Valley
0.9%
0.9%
0.5%
New York City
1.1%
1.1%
0.9%
North Country
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
Southern Tier
1.2%
1.2%
0.3%
Western New York
1.7%
1.7%
1.6%

The Governor also confirmed 515 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 420,860 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 420,860 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
2,595
14
Allegany
79
0
Broome
1,126
6
Cattaraugus
165
0
Cayuga
152
1
Chautauqua
253
0
Chemung
171
0
Chenango
216
1
Clinton
127
0
Columbia
540
1
Cortland
95
0
Delaware
105
0
Dutchess
4,607
7
Erie
8,904
54
Essex
55
0
Franklin
54
0
Fulton
296
1
Genesee
277
0
Greene
292
1
Hamilton
8
0
Herkimer
274
1
Jefferson
142
2
Lewis
41
0
Livingston
176
0
Madison
412
0
Monroe
4,956
34
Montgomery
176
4
Nassau
43,655
27
Niagara
1,498
4
NYC
227,832
248
Oneida
2,146
4
Onondaga
3,576
11
Ontario
360
3
Orange
11,159
3
Orleans
298
0
Oswego
253
0
Otsego
116
0
Putnam
1,449
2
Rensselaer
765
4
Rockland
13,942
6
Saratoga
757
2
Schenectady
1,058
0
Schoharie
69
0
Schuyler
22
0
Seneca
89
0
St. Lawrence
263
0
Steuben
298
0
Suffolk
43,786
37
Sullivan
1,489
1
Tioga
193
0
Tompkins
234
0
Ulster
2,062
5
Warren
308
0
Washington
259
2
Wayne
250
1
Westchester
36,205
25
Wyoming
118
2
Yates
57
1
Yesterday, there were 7 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,202. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:
Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
2
Erie
1
Herkimer
1
Nassau
1
Queens
1
Rensselaer
1