Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday November 1st updates New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

“New York had the highest positivity rate in the nation at the peak of this crisis — now we have the third lowest in the nation. New Yorkers should be very proud of that fact, but we also need to remain vigilant,” Governor Cuomo said. “The fall is difficult for everyone – many countries are closing down again or implementing restrictions, and while in New York we’re managing it well, we need to stay smart: wear a mask, wash your hands, socially distance and be united, because we can only beat this virus together.”

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 3.10 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 1.36 percent. Within the focus areas, 13,283 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 412 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 135,652 test results were reported, yielding 1,843 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

Focus Zone
10/4- 10/10 % Positive
10/11- 10/17 % Positive
10/18- 10/25 % Positive
Current 7-day rolling average
Day Prior (10/30) % Positive
Yesterday (10/31) % Positive
Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive
5.86%
5.29%
4.44%
3.93%
5.24%
4.25%
Brooklyn yellow-zone focus area % positive
1.36%
1.93%
2.38%
2.71%
2.38%
2.67%
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.27%
2.03%
2.40%
2.65%
2.28%
2.88%
Queens Far Rockaway yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.71%
2.70%
2.00%
1.71%
1.72%
1.17%
Rockland red-zone focus area % positive
9.77%
4.54%
3.65%
4.08%
6.44%
4.20%
Orange orange-zone focus area % positive
12.41%
4.62%
2.64%
2.43%
2.95%
3.75%
Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.63%
4.05%
6.39%
6.00%
3.53%
2.31%
Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive
7.82%
7.52%
4.42%
4.99%
3.77%
9.71%
Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive
6.49%
7.12%
8.36%
5.52%
5.35%
5.16%
All focus area statewide % positive
3.18%
3.00%
3.27%
3.28%
3.01%
3.10%
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included
1.18%
1.16%
1.31%
1.54%
1.49%
1.51%
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included
1.01%
1.06%
1.06%
1.34%
1.30%
1.36%

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization– 1,125 (+4)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 134
  • Hospital Counties– 50
  • Number ICU– 259 (+11)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 117 (-5)
  • Total Discharges– 79,831 (+114)
  • Deaths– 17
  • Total Deaths– 25,824

Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

  Region
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Capital Region
1.1%
0.9%
1.0%
Central New York
2.4%
1.9%
1.7%
Finger Lakes
2.4%
1.9%
2.3%
Long Island
1.3%
1.3%
1.4%
Mid-Hudson
2.0%
2.2%
2.2%
Mohawk Valley
0.5%
1.2%
0.8%
New York City
1.6%
1.3%
1.4%
North Country
1.2%
1.5%
1.5%
Southern Tier
0.7%
1.0%
0.8%
Western New York
2.3%
2.5%
2.6%

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

Borough
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Bronx
1.6%
1.6%
1.8%
Brooklyn
1.5%
1.4%
1.4%
Manhattan
1.2%
0.8%
0.9%
Queens
1.7%
1.5%
1.7%
Staten Island
2.9%
2.1%
2.9%

Of the 509,735 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
3,750
26
Allegany
348
7
Broome
3,738
28
Cattaraugus
549
13
Cayuga
453
15
Chautauqua
1,017
23
Chemung
1,852
26
Chenango
425
6
Clinton
270
7
Columbia
736
8
Cortland
589
5
Delaware
192
5
Dutchess
5,565
18
Erie
13,531
118
Essex
203
0
Franklin
87
1
Fulton
367
2
Genesee
411
4
Greene
516
1
Hamilton
19
1
Herkimer
399
3
Jefferson
222
2
Lewis
148
2
Livingston
350
18
Madison
593
9
Monroe
7,705
109
Montgomery
273
0
Nassau
50,294
141
Niagara
2,137
13
NYC
264,155
946
Oneida
2,851
20
Onondaga
5,762
66
Ontario
710
9
Orange
13,889
59
Orleans
413
0
Oswego
648
4
Otsego
421
6
Putnam
1,861
16
Rensselaer
1,124
8
Rockland
18,265
88
Saratoga
1,423
18
Schenectady
1,622
22
Schoharie
115
1
Schuyler
149
2
Seneca
149
1
St. Lawrence
423
8
Steuben
1,087
29
Suffolk
49,538
142
Sullivan
1,818
4
Tioga
699
10
Tompkins
656
6
Ulster
2,556
9
Warren
468
1
Washington
350
3
Wayne
561
11
Westchester
40,946
149
Wyoming
203
4
Yates
134
2

Yesterday, 17 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,824. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Allegany
3
Bronx
1
Broome
2
Columbia
1
Dutchess
1
Kings
2
Manhattan
1
Nassau
1
Queens
1
Richmond
2
Suffolk
1
Westchester
1