Governor Cuomo Announces New York’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop to Lowest Number Since March 18

518 Hospitalizations Yesterday

13th Straight Day with Infection Rate Below 1 Percent—0.74 Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive 

ICU Patients Match Previous Low of 120—Lowest Since March 16 

5 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Confirms 601 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 427,803; New Cases in 44 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State’s COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped to 518—the lowest number since March 18. Yesterday’s infection rate of 0.74 percent marked the 13th straight day with an infection rate below 1 percent. The number of COVID-19 patients in ICUs dropped to 120, matching the state’s previous low since March 16. 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.

“Our state’s continuing fight against COVID-19 has taken tremendous hard work and discipline from all New Yorkers, and we’re seeing results—a new low for hospitalizations, 13 straight days of an infection rate below 1 percent and a match of a previous low for patients in ICUs,” Governor Cuomo said. “I want to commend New Yorkers for practicing the basic daily behaviors—social distancing, washing hands and wearing masks—that make an enormous difference in our capacity to slow the spread, save lives and bring the state’s infection rate from one of the nation’s highest to one of its lowest. But now isn’t the time to get complacent, and local governments must continue to enforce state guidance and New Yorkers must stay vigilant in the face of a continuing crisis throughout this country and around the world.”

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,230 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 3 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

  • Brooklyn – 1
  • Manhattan – 2

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 518 (-30)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 62
  • Hospital Counties – 28
  • Number ICU – 120 (-11)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 62 (+2)
  • Total Discharges – 74,406 (+78)
  • Deaths – 5
  • Total Deaths – 25,275

Of the 80,984 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 601, or 0.74 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
Capital Region
0.8%
0.5%
0.6%
Central New York
0.6%
0.7%
0.3%
Finger Lakes
0.7%
0.6%
0.4%
Long Island
1.1%
0.9%
0.8%
Mid-Hudson
1.3%
0.7%
0.8%
Mohawk Valley
1.1%
0.4%
0.3%
New York City
1.1%
0.8%
0.8%
North Country
0.5%
0.1%
1.2%
Southern Tier
0.3%
0.6%
0.6%
Western New York
0.8%
1.4%
1.0%

The Governor also confirmed 601 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 427,403 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 427,403 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
2,684
9
Allegany
81
1
Broome
1,196
7
Cattaraugus
174
1
Cayuga
164
0
Chautauqua
275
3
Chemung
193
2
Chenango
219
1
Clinton
135
1
Columbia
560
1
Cortland
98
1
Delaware
109
1
Dutchess
4,721
11
Erie
9,283
42
Essex
85
22
Franklin
56
0
Fulton
305
0
Genesee
290
1
Greene
301
1
Hamilton
12
1
Herkimer
284
0
Jefferson
143
0
Lewis
47
0
Livingston
178
0
Madison
424
0
Monroe
5,256
15
Montgomery
190
1
Nassau
44,112
49
Niagara
1,547
3
NYC
231,288
273
Oneida
2,222
4
Onondaga
3,719
7
Ontario
373
2
Orange
11,292
10
Orleans
303
0
Oswego
276
2
Otsego
123
1
Putnam
1,468
2
Rensselaer
809
5
Rockland
14,089
22
Saratoga
802
2
Schenectady
1,143
10
Schoharie
69
0
Schuyler
23
0
Seneca
95
0
St. Lawrence
264
0
Steuben
307
0
Suffolk
44,353
48
Sullivan
1,495
1
Tioga
203
4
Tompkins
240
2
Ulster
2,113
7
Warren
313
0
Washington
264
2
Wayne
270
0
Westchester
36,586
23
Wyoming
120
0
Yates
59
0

Yesterday, there were 5 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,275. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Essex
1
Herkimer
1
Manhattan
1
Orange
1