Five Months Since First Confirmed COVID-19 Case in New York, Governor Cuomo Announces Highest Number of Tests Ever Conducted in the State


82,737 Tests Conducted Yesterday, 0.91 Percent Were Positive

SLA and State Police Task Force Found New Violations of State Requirements at 41 Establishments

 4 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

 Confirms 753 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 415,767; New Cases in 46 Counties

Five months since the first confirmed COVID-19 case in New York, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State conducted 82,737 COVID-19 tests yesterday — the highest number of tests ever conducted in a single day in the state. 0.91 percent of those test results were positive. The governor also 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.

“Today is five months since we had our first case, and yesterday we hit a record number of tests — 82,737 — the most tests ever conducted in a single day in this state, with 0.91 percent of results coming back positive,” Governor Cuomo said. “Our future is dependent on what we do, and social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands are useful and effective tools as we combat this virus. New Yorkers should continue practicing those basic behaviors and local governments should enforce state guidance. That’s what it means to be New York Tough.”

Governor Cuomo also announced the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited and observed 1,103 establishments across New York City and Long Island last night and found violations at 41 establishments, or 4 percent.

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 581 (+5)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 92
  • Hospital Counties – 30
  • Number ICU – 147 (+7)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 72 (+2)
  • Total Discharges – 73,134 (+79)
  • Deaths – 4
  • Total Deaths – 25,164

Of the 82,737 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 753, or 0.91 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGION
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
Capital Region
2.1%
1.1%
1.1%
Central New York
1.1%
0.5%
0.7%
Finger Lakes
0.6%
0.7%
0.9%
Long Island
1.2%
0.9%
1.1%
Mid-Hudson
1.3%
0.9%
1.0%
Mohawk Valley
0.9%
1.0%
1.1%
New York City
1.0%
0.9%
0.8%
North Country
0.3%
0.5%
0.2%
Southern Tier
0.7%
0.6%
0.8%
Western New York
0.5%
1.6%
1.1%

The Governor also confirmed 753 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 415,767 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 415,767 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
2,515
12
Allegany
74
0
Broome
1,048
11
Cattaraugus
158
0
Cayuga
144
1
Chautauqua
231
3
Chemung
163
0
Chenango
209
2
Clinton
127
1
Columbia
519
3
Cortland
91
0
Delaware
103
1
Dutchess
4,504
14
Erie
8,548
56
Essex
55
0
Franklin
50
0
Fulton
282
7
Genesee
272
2
Greene
289
0
Hamilton
7
0
Herkimer
240
1
Jefferson
130
1
Lewis
34
0
Livingston
166
1
Madison
399
1
Monroe
4,742
32
Montgomery
155
1
Nassau
43,271
68
Niagara
1,444
4
NYC
225,460
312
Oneida
2,081
11
Onondaga
3,477
13
Ontario
349
0
Orange
11,088
6
Orleans
295
2
Oswego
244
3
Otsego
112
0
Putnam
1,425
4
Rensselaer
734
10
Rockland
13,880
16
Saratoga
726
11
Schenectady
1,032
9
Schoharie
68
0
Schuyler
22
1
Seneca
85
1
St. Lawrence
261
1
Steuben
290
0
Suffolk
43,300
76
Sullivan
1,483
3
Tioga
188
1
Tompkins
230
2
Ulster
2,026
5
Warren
300
0
Washington
255
1
Wayne
245
0
Westchester
35,974
41
Wyoming
112
0
Yates
55
2

Yesterday, there were 4 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,164. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
1
Jefferson
1
Onondaga 1