Governor Cuomo Announces Record-High Number of COVID-19 Tests Reported to New York State for Second Straight Day

219,442 Test Results Reported to New York State Thursday 

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 5.69 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 3.13 Percent   

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.72 Percent

39 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Thursday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday, announced that 219,442 COVID-19 test results were reported to New York State yesterday—a new record high for the second straight day.

“All the global experts say the same thing: This virus has phases, and as the phase changes your plan should change. We’re seeing an increase with the numbers across the country and within our own state. It started with the fall, and it’s going to continue and probably worsen in the winter,” Governor Cuomo said. “As we go through the holidays and winter months, it’s going to be more imperative than ever for New Yorkers to wear their masks, wash their hands, avoid gatherings large and small, and stay New York Tough.”

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 5.69 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 3.13 percent. Within the focus areas, 50,972 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 2,901 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 168,470 test results were reported, yielding 5,275 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

Statewide
11/8- 11/14 % Positive
11/15- 11/21 % Positive
Current 7-day rolling average
Day Prior (11/25) % Positive
Yesterday (11/26) % Positive
All focus area statewide % positive
4.81%
4.51%
4.74%
4.90%
5.69%
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included
2.86%
2.89%
3.17%
3.18%
3.72%
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included
2.47%
2.44%
2.70%
2.68%
3.13%

Micro-cluster zone 7-day average positivity rates for today, yesterday, the day before, last week, and the week prior is below:

Focus Zone
11/8- 11/14 % Positive
11/15- 11/21 % Positive
Day Prior 7-day Rolling Average
Yesterday 7-day Rolling Average
Current 7-day Rolling average
Erie orange-zone focus area % positive
7.22%
7.30%
6.94%
6.81%
7.07%
Erie Yellow-zone focus area % positive
5.34%
7.36%
6.69%
6.92%
6.93%
Niagara Yellow -zone focus area % positive
5.10%
4.44%
5.56%
6.14%
6.90%
Monroe Orange-zone focus area % positive
4.41%
4.17%
4.72%
4.99%
5.46%
Monroe Yellow-zone focus area % positive
5.95%
3.58%
3.72%
4.06%
4.39%
Onondaga Orange-zone focus area % positive
6.26%
5.34%
4.91%
4.95%
4.62%
Onondaga Yellow-zone focus area % positive
6.03%
4.50%
4.23%
4.23%
4.01%
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills/Astoria yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.40%
3.40%
3.15%
3.25%
3.39%
Bronx East Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.81%
3.52%
3.84%
4.27%
4.48%
Bronx West Yellow -zone focus area % positive
3.80%
4.70%
4.55%
4.55%
4.43%
Brooklyn Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.92%
3.70%
4.44%
4.51%
4.94%
Rockland Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.55%
3.39%
3.03%
3.25%
3.53%
Chemung Orange-zone focus area % positive
4.59%
4.71%
5.19%
5.68%
5.92%
Staten Island Orange-zone focus area % positive
5.24%
4.96%
4.99%
4.83%
4.86%
Staten Island Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.75%
3.61%
3.65%
3.71%
3.90%
Tioga Yellow-zone focus area % positive
10.81%
5.60%
2.95%
2.52%
2.67%
Orange Middletown – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.81%
5.41%
3.52%
3.01%
3.35%
Orange Newburgh – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
8.07%
7.89%
8.78%
8.48%
8.98%
Manhattan-Washington Heights-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.23%
3.39%
2.98%
3.10%
3.23%
Nassau-Great Neck-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.69%
3.69%
3.45%
3.09%
3.35%
Nassau Massapequa Park -Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.64%
4.15%
3.78%
3.97%
4.88%
Suffolk-Hampton Bays-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
9.26%
5.69%
5.24%
6.17%
6.49%
Suffolk-Riverhead-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.80%
4.85%
4.34%
3.90%
3.84%
Westchester Peekskill – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
10.36%
7.15%
6.73%
5.64%
5.69%
Westchester Ossining – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
9.88%
10.22%
9.86%
9.93%
9.84%
Westchester Tarrytown – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
8.47%
8.27%
7.40%
7.78%
7.89%
Westchester Yonkers – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.48%
4.11%
4.32%
4.35%
4.85%
Westchester New Rochelle – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
6.46%
5.68%
4.99%
5.75%
5.80%
Westchester Port Chester Orange-zone focus area % positive
9.34%
7.59%
7.81%
8.15%
7.87%

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization– 3,103 (+47)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 471
  • Hospital Counties– 54
  • Number ICU– 636 (+8)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 294 (+8)
  • Total Discharges– 84,723 (+384)
  • Deaths– 39
  • Total Deaths– 26,588

Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Region
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Current 7-Day Average
Capital Region
2.4%
3.1%
3.7%
2.64%
Central New York
4.6%
3.8%
4.0%
3.66%
Finger Lakes
5.8%
6.1%
5.7%
4.19%
Long Island
4.0%
3.3%
3.8%
3.47%
Mid-Hudson
4.2%
4.1%
4.7%
4.06%
Mohawk Valley
5.0%
3.3%
3.6%
3.42%
New York City
2.7%
2.4%
2.8%
2.56%
North Country
3.3%
2.1%
2.9%
2.35%
Southern Tier
2.0%
2.1%
1.8%
1.52%
Western New York
6.6%
5.6%
8.1%
6.28%

Each New York City borough’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Borough
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Current 7-Day Average
Bronx
3.9%
3.5%
3.9%
3.64%
Brooklyn
2.5%
2.2%
2.8%
2.42%
Manhattan
1.5%
1.5%
1.7%
1.60%
Queens
3.0%
3.1%
3.3%
2.89%
Staten Island
4.6%
3.6%
4.4%
4.07%

Of the 628,375 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
5,555
129
Allegany
983
53
Broome
5,201
58
Cattaraugus
1,058
61
Cayuga
822
28
Chautauqua
1,516
36
Chemung
2,955
83
Chenango
623
18
Clinton
448
5
Columbia
1,005
17
Cortland
979
22
Delaware
342
6
Dutchess
7,021
91
Erie
23,933
862
Essex
278
3
Franklin
259
4
Fulton
484
6
Genesee
932
42
Greene
675
14
Hamilton
42
0
Herkimer
645
14
Jefferson
500
13
Lewis
345
8
Livingston
671
16
Madison
898
20
Monroe
14,338
521
Montgomery
466
6
Nassau
59,238
671
Niagara
3,599
154
NYC
305,080
2,558
Oneida
4,655
140
Onondaga
10,248
224
Ontario
1,250
48
Orange
16,555
150
Orleans
604
6
Oswego
1,436
31
Otsego
596
9
Putnam
2,682
67
Rensselaer
1,666
41
Rockland
21,258
147
Saratoga
2,151
62
Schenectady
2,353
70
Schoharie
190
7
Schuyler
296
7
Seneca
276
7
St. Lawrence
784
41
Steuben
1,714
36
Suffolk
59,273
711
Sullivan
2,156
19
Tioga
1,095
15
Tompkins
1,043
43
Ulster
3,238
58
Warren
571
2
Washington
440
1
Wayne
1,083
31
Westchester
49,102
661
Wyoming
517
18
Yates
252
5

Yesterday, 39 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,588. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
4
Bronx
1
Broome
2
Chemung
1
Erie
6
Kings
3
Manhattan
1
Monroe
3
Niagara
2
Oneida
3
Onondaga
1
Orange
2
Orleans
1
Queens
1
Richmond
2
Rockland
1
Saratoga
1
Schenectady
1
Tioga
1
Westchester
2