Governor Cuomo Announces New Record Number of COVID-19 Tests Reported Yesterday

87,776 COVID-19 Tests Reported Yesterday; 0.79 Percent of Tests were Positive 

7 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Confirms 700 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 422,703; New Cases in 36 Counties 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 87,776 COVID-19 tests were reported to New York State yesterday—a new record high for tests in a single day. The governor also updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

“We’re continuing to move forward protecting New Yorkers, slowing the spread and saving lives as the COVID-19 pandemic rages throughout much of the country and threatens the reduction in the numbers we’ve achieved here at home,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York is reaching new heights in its ability to track and trace the virus, and that’s evidenced by the record number of tests—nearly 88,000—that were reported yesterday. As we prepare for the fall, I urge everyone to wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands, and I urge local governments to enforce state guidance on reopening.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 558 (+18)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 89
  • Hospital Counties – 30
  • Number ICU – 123 (+3)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 62 (+2)
  • Total Discharges – 73,842 (+63)
  • Deaths – 7
  • Total Deaths – 25,218

Of the 87,776 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 700, or 0.79 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
0.8%
1.2%
0.7%
Central New York
0.6%
0.4%
0.8%
Finger Lakes
0.7%
0.6%
0.7%
Long Island
1.2%
0.8%
0.9%
Mid-Hudson
0.9%
0.7%
1.0%
Mohawk Valley
0.5%
1.3%
0.5%
New York City
0.9%
0.9%
0.8%
North Country
0.2%
0.4%
0.1%
Southern Tier
0.4%
0.6%
0.3%
Western New York
0.8%
1.3%
0.5%

The Governor also confirmed 700 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 422,703 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 422,703 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
2,624
10
Allegany
80
0
Broome
1,150
7
Cattaraugus
168
0
Cayuga
161
4
Chautauqua
258
0
Chemung
177
1
Chenango
218
0
Clinton
129
0
Columbia
548
2
Cortland
96
1
Delaware
106
0
Dutchess
4,631
12
Erie
9,013
26
Essex
56
0
Franklin
54
0
Fulton
299
2
Genesee
280
1
Greene
295
1
Hamilton
8
0
Herkimer
277
0
Jefferson
142
0
Lewis
46
1
Livingston
176
0
Madison
414
1
Monroe
5,035
33
Montgomery
177
0
Nassau
43,761
37
Niagara
1,514
2
NYC
228,729
386
Oneida
2,180
5
Onondaga
3,613
11
Ontario
363
1
Orange
11,191
11
Orleans
298
0
Oswego
257
2
Otsego
118
0
Putnam
1,450
1
Rensselaer
780
10
Rockland
13,966
12
Saratoga
768
1
Schenectady
1,079
4
Schoharie
69
0
Schuyler
22
0
Seneca
91
0
St. Lawrence
263
0
Steuben
300
0
Suffolk
43,948
55
Sullivan
1,491
1
Tioga
194
0
Tompkins
234
0
Ulster
2,077
1
Warren
312
0
Washington
260
0
Wayne
258
6
Westchester
36,324
52
Wyoming
118
0
Yates
57
0

Yesterday, there were 7 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,218. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
1
Erie
2
Kings
1
Manhattan
1
Queens
2