Governor Cuomo Announces 20 Million COVID-19 Test Results Reported to New York State – December 4th


Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 7.35 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 4.79 Percent  

Statewide Positivity Rate is 5.41 Percent

60 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 20 million COVID-19 test results have been reported to New York State since the pandemic began.

“Our largest two problems right now are the 70 percent spread in households and small gatherings, aggregated by the holiday season, and lack of compliance with restrictions. It’s driven by social fatigue, social resentment, social noncompliance and lack of government enforcement. If people don’t follow the restrictions, you’re going to see an increase,” Governor Cuomo said. “There are capacity and protocol restrictions in bars, restaurants and gyms. The lack of compliance is a problem and I need the local governments to enforce those restrictions. I understand COVID fatigue and that people are resentful of these regulations, but if you don’t enforce the restrictions, and if the restrictions are violated, then they’re pointless. They have to be enforced. New York State has one of the nation’s lowest infection rates and the vaccine—the weapon that ends the war—is on the way. The question is how long it will take.”

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 7.35 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 4.79 percent. Within the focus areas, 50,367 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 3,701 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 157,930 test results were reported, yielding 7,570 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

Statewide
11/8- 11/14 % Positive
11/15- 11/21 % Positive
11/22- 11/28 % Positive
Current 7-day rolling average
Day Prior (12/02) % Positive
Yesterday (12/03) % Positive
All focus area statewide % positive
4.81%
4.51%
5.14%
6.19%
5.91%
7.35%
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included
2.86%
2.89%
3.52%
4.70%
4.84%
5.41%
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included
2.47%
2.44%
3.02%
4.21%
4.49%
4.79%

Micro-cluster zone 7-day average positivity rates for today, yesterday, the day before, last week, and the week prior is below:

Focus Zone
11/8- 11/14 % Positive
11/15- 11/21 % Positive
11/22- 11/28 % Positive
Day Prior 7-day Rolling Average
Yesterday 7-day Rolling Average
Current 7-day Rolling average
Erie orange-zone focus area % positive
7.22%
7.30%
7.20%
7.78%
7.67%
7.67%
Erie Yellow-zone focus area % positive
5.34%
7.36%
6.83%
8.27%
8.18%
8.35%
Niagara Yellow -zone focus area % positive
5.10%
4.44%
7.35%
8.07%
8.51%
8.51%
Monroe Orange-zone focus area % positive
4.41%
4.17%
6.59%
6.94%
7.20%
7.68%
Monroe Yellow-zone focus area % positive
5.95%
3.58%
5.62%
6.42%
6.48%
7.17%
Onondaga Orange-zone focus area % positive
6.26%
5.34%
6.13%
5.81%
5.66%
6.27%
Onondaga Yellow-zone focus area % positive
6.03%
4.50%
5.09%
5.50%
5.74%
6.00%
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills/Astoria yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.40%
3.40%
3.61%
4.23%
4.48%
4.68%
Bronx East Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.81%
3.52%
4.47%
5.11%
5.25%
5.41%
Bronx West Yellow -zone focus area % positive
3.80%
4.70%
4.64%
5.06%
5.34%
5.43%
Brooklyn Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.92%
3.70%
5.64%
6.86%
7.62%
8.07%
Rockland Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.55%
3.39%
3.94%
4.83%
5.05%
5.47%
Chemung Orange-zone focus area % positive
4.59%
4.71%
6.46%
6.72%
5.97%
6.38%
Staten Island Orange-zone focus area % positive
5.24%
4.96%
4.75%
6.10%
6.69%
7.20%
Staten Island Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.75%
3.61%
4.08%
4.72%
4.88%
5.26%
Tioga Yellow-zone focus area % positive
10.81%
5.60%
3.10%
6.15%
6.14%
5.80%
Orange Middletown – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.81%
5.41%
3.81%
6.03%
6.30%
7.07%
Orange Newburgh – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
8.07%
7.89%
8.57%
7.49%
7.33%
7.04%
Manhattan-Washington Heights-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.23%
3.39%
3.40%
3.91%
4.07%
4.36%
Nassau-Great Neck-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.69%
3.69%
3.93%
4.37%
4.47%
4.48%
Nassau Massapequa Park -Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.64%
4.15%
5.12%
5.91%
6.61%
6.88%
Suffolk-Hampton Bays-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
9.26%
5.69%
7.00%
6.24%
5.73%
6.02%
Suffolk-Riverhead-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.80%
4.85%
3.49%
3.44%
3.97%
4.50%
Westchester Peekskill – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
10.36%
7.15%
7.23%
9.57%
10.10%
9.68%
Westchester Ossining – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
9.88%
10.22%
9.96%
9.87%
9.77%
8.93%
Westchester Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
8.47%
8.27%
7.05%
4.72%
4.56%
5.36%
Westchester Yonkers – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.48%
4.11%
4.84%
5.05%
4.69%
4.61%
Westchester New Rochelle – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
6.46%
5.68%
5.44%
6.33%
5.77%
5.67%
Westchester Port Chester Orange-zone focus area % positive
9.34%
7.59%
7.21%
8.59%
8.58%
10.27%

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 4,222 (+159)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 595
  • Hospital Counties – 55
  • Number ICU – 795 (+12)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 403 (+26)
  • Total Discharges – 87,028 (+390)
  • Deaths – 60
  • Total Deaths – 27,017

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

Region
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Current 7-Day Average
Capital Region
4.7%
3.5%
5.1%
4.14%
Central New York
4.8%
5.6%
5.9%
5.78%
Finger Lakes
5.0%
6.8%
8.5%
6.64%
Long Island
5.5%
5.6%
5.9%
4.89%
Mid-Hudson
5.8%
5.6%
6.6%
5.47%
Mohawk Valley
5.8%
5.6%
7.6%
5.72%
New York City
4.3%
4.1%
4.3%
3.89%
North Country
5.8%
4.3%
6.3%
4.22%
Southern Tier
1.2%
3.3%
2.4%
2.75%
Western New York
6.9%
6.1%
8.2%
7.42%
Each New York City borough’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:  
Borough
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Current 7-Day Average
Bronx
4.8%
4.9%
4.6%
4.57%
Brooklyn
4.1%
4.3%
4.4%
3.75%
Manhattan
2.4%
2.6%
2.8%
2.67%
Queens
5.2%
4.3%
4.7%
4.15%
Staten Island
6.3%
5.7%
6.2%
5.75%
Of the 685,364 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:  
County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
6,406
148
Allegany
1,127
32
Broome
5,768
111
Cattaraugus
1,291
39
Cayuga
1,017
34
Chautauqua
1,777
85
Chemung
3,310
98
Chenango
682
17
Clinton
524
29
Columbia
1,073
12
Cortland
1,140
24
Delaware
401
8
Dutchess
7,798
163
Erie
27,903
793
Essex
305
3
Franklin
293
10
Fulton
553
9
Genesee
1,202
44
Greene
758
24
Hamilton
56
0
Herkimer
822
33
Jefferson
694
41
Lewis
450
20
Livingston
815
26
Madison
1,080
37
Monroe
17,910
783
Montgomery
559
25
Nassau
63,661
916
Niagara
4,479
183
NYC
324,650
3,597
Oneida
5,760
283
Onondaga
11,933
276
Ontario
1,521
74
Orange
17,716
220
Orleans
672
20
Oswego
1,883
84
Otsego
688
14
Putnam
3,107
69
Rensselaer
1,968
77
Rockland
22,421
200
Saratoga
2,581
93
Schenectady
2,819
120
Schoharie
220
3
Schuyler
338
12
Seneca
359
12
St. Lawrence
1,064
83
Steuben
1,957
59
Suffolk
64,929
1,171
Sullivan
2,261
23
Tioga
1,208
15
Tompkins
1,241
32
Ulster
3,697
91
Warren
631
17
Washington
470
6
Wayne
1,300
57
Westchester
53,186
768
Wyoming
642
37
Yates
288
11
Yesterday, 60 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 27,017. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:  
Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
2
Broome
3
Chemung
1
Dutchess
1
Erie
6
Genesee
1
Kings
5
Madison
1
Manhattan
2
Monroe
4
Montgomery
2
Nassau
2
Niagara
3
Oneida
4
Onondaga
2
Orange
2
Oswego
1
Queens
7
Rensselaer
1
Richmond
1
Schuyler
1
St. Lawrence
1
Steuben
2
Suffolk
2
Westchester
2