Governor Cuomo Announces 35th Straight Day with COVID-19 Infection Rate Below 1 Percent

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

5 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Confirms 880 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 442,791; New Cases in 48 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the 35th straight day that New York State’s COVID-19 infection rate has been 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.

“New York’s ability to beat back COVID-19 and slow the spread depends on what we do. That’s why it’s so important to wear a mask, socially distance and wash your hands, and why local governments are critical partners in enforcing state guidance,” Governor Cuomo said. “When informed citizens stay safe and play by the rules, 35 straight days with an infection rate below 1 percent is what you get. Now we have to stay New York Tough and maintain a vigilant attitude so we don’t go back to the hell we experienced.”

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,380 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 7 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

  • Manhattan – 1
  • Nassau – 1
  • Suffolk – 5

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 474 (-8)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 68
  • Hospital Counties – 32
  • Number ICU – 120 (+0)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 54 (-1)
  • Total Discharges – 75,649 (+65)
  • Deaths – 5
  • Total Deaths – 25,382

Of the 89,722 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 880, or 0.98 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Region
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Capital Region
0.7%
1.4%
1.2%
Central New York
0.8%
1.0%
1.3%
Finger Lakes
0.6%
1.0%
1.1%
Long Island
1.8%
1.0%
1.3%
Mid-Hudson
1.3%
1.1%
1.2%
Mohawk Valley
0.5%
0.4%
1.0%
New York City
0.7%
1.0%
0.7%
North Country
0.8%
0.2%
0.2%
Southern Tier
0.3%
0.4%
0.7%
Western New York
1.5%
1.2%
1.5%

The Governor also confirmed 880 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 442,791 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 442,791 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
2,882
23
Allegany
93
0
Broome
1,395
12
Cattaraugus
239
3
Cayuga
185
0
Chautauqua
496
4
Chemung
239
21
Chenango
244
2
Clinton
152
0
Columbia
577
1
Cortland
109
5
Delaware
128
3
Dutchess
4,975
13
Erie
10,503
59
Essex
150
0
Franklin
60
1
Fulton
315
3
Genesee
306
0
Greene
317
0
Hamilton
14
0
Herkimer
312
4
Jefferson
157
1
Lewis
50
0
Livingston
190
0
Madison
476
1
Monroe
5,676
28
Montgomery
217
2
Nassau
45,550
105
Niagara
1,671
5
NYC
237,252
269
Oneida
2,333
11
Onondaga
4,043
20
Ontario
427
4
Orange
11,594
22
Orleans
320
2
Oswego
357
24
Otsego
296
5
Putnam
1,550
9
Rensselaer
870
3
Rockland
14,510
30
Saratoga
943
25
Schenectady
1,343
8
Schoharie
75
1
Schuyler
30
1
Seneca
103
0
St. Lawrence
303
1
Steuben
326
1
Suffolk
45,534
71
Sullivan
1,548
0
Tioga
218
0
Tompkins
369
8
Ulster
2,209
5
Warren
341
9
Washington
275
3
Wayne
301
3
Westchester
37,454
49
Wyoming
127
0
Yates
62
0

Yesterday, there were 5 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,382. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
1
Erie
1
Queens
1
Suffolk
2