Governor Cuomo Announces Infection Rate on September 15th Drops Below One Percent


0.87 of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive

4 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 1,057 Establishments; Observes 1 Establishment Not in Compliance

Confirms 652 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 446,366; New Cases in 41 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the infection rate in New York State dropped below one percent again to 0.87. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

“Our numbers continue to remain low, thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, who rose to the occasion and ultimately flattened the curve,” Governor Cuomo said. “We have been calibrating our reopening based on real-time data, and we will continue to make decisions based on science and facts, because this thing is not over. Having our infection rate come back down to 0.87 is great news for us – we don’t want to see our infection rate go over one percent for any period of time. There is no margin for error: It’s going to take all of us to keep wearing our masks, washing our hands and remaining socially distant.”

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,057 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 1 establishment that was not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violation is below:

  • Manhattan– 1

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization– 483 (+2)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 69
  • Hospital Counties– 35
  • Number ICU– 138 (-6)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 67 (+7)
  • Total Discharges– 75,903 (+56)
  • Deaths– 4
  • Total Deaths– 25,410

Of the 75,087 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 652, or 0.87 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
0.4%
0.8%
0.7%
Central New York
1.4%
1.7%
1.1%
Finger Lakes
0.8%
0.7%
0.5%
Long Island
0.9%
1.2%
1.3%
Mid-Hudson
1.6%
1.2%
1.4%
Mohawk Valley
0.4%
1.0%
0.3%
New York City
1.0%
1.1%
0.8%
North Country
0.5%
0.3%
0.3%
Southern Tier
0.1%
0.4%
0.2%
Western New York
1.2%
1.4%
1.1%

The Governor also confirmed 652 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 446,366 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 446,366 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
2,948
12
Allegany
94
0
Broome
1,428
5
Cattaraugus
245
3
Cayuga
193
2
Chautauqua
527
4
Chemung
275
6
Chenango
245
0
Clinton
154
0
Columbia
577
0
Cortland
137
0
Delaware
129
1
Dutchess
5,014
8
Erie
10,752
36
Essex
154
1
Franklin
63
0
Fulton
325
1
Genesee
307
0
Greene
318
0
Hamilton
14
0
Herkimer
314
1
Jefferson
158
0
Lewis
50
0
Livingston
197
1
Madison
480
0
Monroe
5,809
16
Montgomery
218
0
Nassau
45,906
66
Niagara
1,694
1
NYC
238,625
252
Oneida
2,359
3
Onondaga
4,133
19
Ontario
449
5
Orange
11,711
35
Orleans
322
0
Oswego
409
7
Otsego
318
2
Putnam
1,565
1
Rensselaer
887
3
Rockland
14,660
43
Saratoga
970
5
Schenectady
1,362
4
Schoharie
83
0
Schuyler
33
0
Seneca
104
0
St. Lawrence
310
2
Steuben
334
3
Suffolk
45,843
58
Sullivan
1,561
2
Tioga
221
0
Tompkins
386
2
Ulster
2,229
4
Warren
351
3
Washington
286
2
Wayne
304
0
Westchester
37,634
33
Wyoming
130
0
Yates
62
0

Yesterday, there were 4 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,410. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Dutchess
1
Kings
1
Queens
1
Westchester
1