Governor Cuomo Announces New York State has Second-Lowest COVID-19 Positivity Rate of Any State in the Country, per Johns Hopkins University

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that, per Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center, New York State has the second-lowest COVID-19 positivity rate of any state in the country. Full rankings are below.

Johns Hopkins University State Positivity Chart
10/28/2020
Rank
State
Positivity
1
Mississippi
100%*
2
South Dakota
43.44%
3
Idaho
34.81%
4
Wyoming
31.61%
5
Wisconsin
27.96%
6
Iowa
26.36%
7
Alabama
25.17%
8
Nebraska
21.78%
9
Kansas
20.73%
10
Nevada
18.91%
11
Utah
18.17%
12
Montana
14.47%
13
Pennsylvania
12.07%
14
North Dakota
10.90%
15
Arkansas
10.11%
16
Tennessee
9.61%
17
Arizona
9.29%
18
Texas
9.29%
19
Missouri
9.23%
20
Oklahoma
9.09%
21
Kentucky
8.83%
22
New Mexico
8.30%
23
Indiana
7.84%
24
Alaska
7.66%
25
Georgia
7.44%
26
Delaware
7.44%
27
North Carolina
6.91%
28
Minnesota
6.86%
29
Colorado
6.60%
30
Illinois
6.57%
31
Oregon
6.41%
32
Virginia
5.82%
33
South Carolina
5.66%
34
Ohio
5.64%
35
Michigan
5.31%
36
Florida
4.96%
37
Louisiana
4.64%
38
West Virginia
4.21%
39
Washington
3.77%
40
New Jersey
3.66%
41
California
3.21%
42
Rhode Island
3.03%
43
Maryland
2.64%
44
Connecticut
2.51%
45
Vermont
2.39%
46
Hawaii
2.23%
47
District of Columbia
1.60%
48
Massachusetts
1.59%
49
New Hampshire
1.50%
50
New York
1.39%
51
Maine
0.77%

*For details on methodology, please visit the Johns Hopkins University website, as not all states report all test results. Positivity is based on a 7-day rolling average.