Governor Cuomo Announces 12th Straight Day New York’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate is Below 1 Percent


0.78 Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive

6 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Confirms 631 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 427,202; New Cases in 37 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that for the 12th straight day, New York State’s rate of positive tests was below 1 percent. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

“For the 12th straight day, our rate of positive COVID tests was under one percent, which is great news. We went from one of the worst situations in the nation to the best, all thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers and our data-driven, phased reopening,” Governor Cuomo said. “The reason we’re doing well is because we’re being smart. If people’s behavior doesn’t remain disciplined, we’re going to have a problem and you’ll see the numbers change. COVID is not over by any stretch of the imagination. We must protect our progress, both from the growing cases across the nation and lack of compliance within our state. We cannot go backwards, and it is up to all of us to slow the spread by continuing to wear our masks and socially distance, and localities must enforce compliance.”

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,077 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 5 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

  • Brooklyn – 3
  • Manhattan – 1
  • Queens – 1

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization- 548 (+11)
  • Patients Newly Admitted- 81
  • Hospital Counties- 30
  • Number ICU- 131 (+5)
  • Number ICU with Intubation- 60 (+0)
  • Total Discharges- 74,328 (+70)
  • Deaths- 6
  • Total Deaths- 25,270

Of the 80,425 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 631, or 0.78 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
Capital Region
0.3%
0.8%
0.5%
Central New York
0.2%
0.6%
0.7%
Finger Lakes
0.5%
0.7%
0.6%
Long Island
0.6%
1.1%
0.9%
Mid-Hudson
0.8%
1.3%
0.7%
Mohawk Valley
0.5%
1.1%
0.4%
New York City
0.9%
1.1%
0.8%
North Country
0.1%
0.5%
0.1%
Southern Tier
0.5%
0.3%
0.6%
Western New York
0.5%
0.8%
1.4%

The Governor also confirmed 631 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 427,202 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 427,202 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
2,675
14
Allegany
80
0
Broome
1,189
12
Cattaraugus
173
1
Cayuga
164
0
Chautauqua
272
1
Chemung
191
1
Chenango
218
0
Clinton
134
0
Columbia
559
1
Cortland
97
0
Delaware
108
1
Dutchess
4,710
6
Erie
9,241
54
Essex
63
0
Franklin
56
1
Fulton
305
0
Genesee
289
1
Greene
300
0
Hamilton
11
0
Herkimer
284
0
Jefferson
143
0
Lewis
47
0
Livingston
178
0
Madison
424
1
Monroe
5,241
28
Montgomery
189
1
Nassau
44,063
62
Niagara
1,544
9
NYC
231,015
273
Oneida
2,218
5
Onondaga
3,712
16
Ontario
371
0
Orange
11,282
13
Orleans
303
1
Oswego
274
2
Otsego
122
2
Putnam
1,466
3
Rensselaer
804
3
Rockland
14,067
14
Saratoga
800
0
Schenectady
1,133
3
Schoharie
69
0
Schuyler
23
0
Seneca
95
0
St. Lawrence
264
1
Steuben
307
0
Suffolk
44,305
70
Sullivan
1,494
1
Tioga
199
1
Tompkins
238
0
Ulster
2,106
6
Warren
313
0
Washington
262
0
Wayne
270
0
Westchester
36,563
23
Wyoming
120
0
Yates
59
0

Yesterday, there were 6 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,270. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Broome
1
Erie
1
Manhattan
1
Onondaga
1
Richmond
1
Westchester
1