Governor Cuomo Announces 7 Million COVID-19 Tests Conducted to Date In New York State


0.78 Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive — 9th Straight Day that the Percentage Positive was Under 1 Percent

6 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

SLA and State Police Task Force Observes Violations of State Requirements at 33 Establishments

Confirms 607 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 425,508; New Cases in 35 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 7 million diagnostic tests for COVID-19 have been conducted to date in New York State, and that the number of positive cases yesterday — 0.78 percent — was below 1 percent for the ninth day in a row.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

“Our numbers reflect the hard work of New Yorkers, and as other states across the nation see surging cases, our numbers remain steadily low. For more than a week, we’ve seen our positivity rate stay below 1 percent, and to date New York has done 7 million tests—these are remarkable accomplishments that New Yorkers should be proud of,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York State is demonstrating that a response guided by science and data – not politics or opinion – is the only effective way to deal with this virus. But, we must not become complacent and risk slipping backwards — everyone must remember to wear their masks, socially distance, wash their hands regularly, and stay New York Tough.”

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,170 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 33 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

  • Bronx– 5
  • Brooklyn– 8
  • Manhattan– 9
  • Queens– 3
  • Nassau– 8

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization– 527 (+4)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 79
  • Hospital Counties– 30
  • Number ICU– 128 (+8)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 59 (+1)
  • Total Discharges– 74,154 (+73)
  • Deaths– 6
  • Total Deaths– 25,250

Of the 77,692 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 607, or 0.78 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
Capital Region
0.6%
0.5%
1.2%
Central New York
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
Finger Lakes
0.8%
0.5%
0.5%
Long Island
0.8%
0.9%
0.8%
Mid-Hudson
0.9%
0.7%
0.8%
Mohawk Valley
0.6%
0.5%
0.3%
New York City
0.9%
1.0%
0.9%
North Country
0.3%
0.2%
0.3%
Southern Tier
0.6%
0.2%
0.1%
Western New York
0.7%
1.3%
0.9%

The Governor also confirmed 607 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 425,508 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 425,508 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
2,654
11
Allegany
80
0
Broome
1,166
1
Cattaraugus
171
1
Cayuga
164
1
Chautauqua
263
0
Chemung
189
1
Chenango
218
0
Clinton
132
1
Columbia
552
1
Cortland
97
0
Delaware
107
0
Dutchess
4,686
18
Erie
9,147
33
Essex
59
0
Franklin
54
0
Fulton
303
0
Genesee
285
1
Greene
298
1
Hamilton
11
3
Herkimer
283
1
Jefferson
143
0
Lewis
47
0
Livingston
178
0
Madison
421
0
Monroe
5,165
22
Montgomery
187
3
Nassau
43,929
38
Niagara
1,532
3
NYC
230,223
307
Oneida
2,198
3
Onondaga
3,674
11
Ontario
368
1
Orange
11,254
25
Orleans
301
1
Oswego
271
0
Otsego
118
0
Putnam
1,461
2
Rensselaer
795
6
Rockland
14,007
10
Saratoga
792
9
Schenectady
1,119
18
Schoharie
69
0
Schuyler
23
0
Seneca
93
0
St. Lawrence
263
0
Steuben
306
0
Suffolk
44,159
50
Sullivan
1,493
0
Tioga
195
0
Tompkins
238
0
Ulster
2,095
6
Warren
312
0
Washington
261
0
Wayne
269
0
Westchester
36,453
18
Wyoming
118
0
Yates
59
0

Yesterday, there were 6 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,250. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Erie
1
Kings
1
Manhattan
2
Ontario
1
Rensselaer
1