Governor Cuomo Announces Updated COVID-19 Micro-Cluster Focus Zones

Based on Progress Controlling COVID Spread, Yellow Zone in Steuben County to be Removed

Port Chester Yellow Zone will Transition to Orange Warning ZoneNew Yellow Precautionary Zones in Staten Island and Tioga County

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 4.96 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 2.58 Percent   

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.93 Percent

21 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on November 11th announced updated COVID-19 micro-cluster focus areas in New York State. Based on data metrics, Port Chester’s yellow zone will transition to an orange warning zone. The Governor also announced new yellow precautionary zone focus areas in Staten Island and Tioga County. Based on progress controlling COVID spread, the yellow precautionary zone in Steuben County will be removed.

“The scientists all said for months we would see a national and global surge in the fall and winter – and right now, the national surge keeps getting worse,” Governor Cuomo said. “The trajectory is going up, and we have learned how to stay ahead of COVID. When we see a small increase, we attack it – that is our strategy as cases increase all around us. We can manage this challenge as long as we have individual discipline and government enforcement. Local governments must enforce the public health law – period. And we all need to be smart – wear a mask, wash your hands, socially distance, and stay New York Tough.”

Modifications to Current Focus Zones

Steuben County – Yellow Zone Removed

Based on declining and low positivity rates, Steuben County is now eligible to have its yellow precautionary zone status removed.

Port Chester – Yellow Zone Changes to Orange Warning Zone – Click Here for Map

The 7-day average positivity rate in Port Chester has been above 3 percent for 10 days, meeting the metrics for an orange warning zone declaration.

New Focus Zones

Staten Island – New Yellow Precautionary Zone – Click Here for Map

Over the past ten days, parts of Staten Island have had 7-day average positivity rates above 2.5 percent, and cases per 100,000 and new daily hospital admissions have increased, meeting the metrics for a yellow zone designation.

Tioga County – New Yellow Precautionary Zone – Click Here for Map

Over the past ten days, parts of Tioga County have had 7-day average positivity rates above 4 percent, and cases per 100,000 and new daily hospital admissions have increased, meeting the metrics for a yellow zone designation.

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 4.96 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.58 percent. Within the focus areas, 24,005 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 1,192 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 140,295 test results were reported, yielding 3,628 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

Focus Zone
10/18- 10/24 % Positive
10/25- 10/31 % Positive
11/1- 11/7 % Positive
Current 7-day rolling average
Day Prior
Yesterday
(11/10) %
Positive
(11/9) %
Positive
Brooklyn orange-zone focus area % positive
4.15%
4.78%
3.33%
3.86%
3.87%
3.22%
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.40%
2.65%
2.96%
3.53%
4.56%
3.65%
Rockland orange-zone focus area % positive
3.65%
4.08%
2.96%
2.60%
2.86%
1.81%
Orange yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.64%
2.37%
1.96%
1.87%
2.62%
1.74%
Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive
6.39%
6.00%
4.13%
4.15%
6.17%
3.41%
Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive
8.36%
5.52%
6.45%
5.39%
6.90%
4.52%
Westchester yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.25%
6.23%
7.53%
7.50%
14.66%
4.09%
Erie yellow-zone focus area % positive
1.81%
2.86%
5.35%
6.55%
7.47%
8.12%
Monroe yellow-zone focus area % positive
1.89%
2.22%
4.06%
5.09%
4.76%
6.21%
Onondaga yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.18%
2.83%
4.68%
5.83%
8.61%
7.37%
All focus area statewide % positive
2.89%
3.16%
3.97%
4.67%
5.59%
4.96%
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included
1.31%
1.54%
1.95%
2.43%
3.09%
2.93%
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included
1.06%
1.34%
1.81%
2.03%
2.56%
2.58%

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization– 1,628 (+80)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 270
  • Hospital Counties– 50
  • Number ICU– 304 (+8)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 135 (+7)
  • Total Discharges– 81,020 (+166)
  • Deaths– 21
  • Total Deaths– 26,026

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

Region
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Capital Region
2.0%
2.9%
1.2%
Central New York
3.2%
5.7%
3.2%
Finger Lakes
4.8%
3.8%
4.6%
Long Island
3.4%
3.5%
3.3%
Mid-Hudson
3.7%
3.6%
3.7%
Mohawk Valley
1.9%
2.2%
1.6%
New York City
2.5%
2.4%
2.8%
North Country
2.2%
2.2%
2.1%
Southern Tier
0.7%
1.4%
1.5%
Western New York
5.3%
5.7%
4.4%

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

Borough
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Bronx
2.7%
2.7%
2.7%
Brooklyn
2.5%
1.9%
2.7%
Manhattan
1.9%
1.8%
1.9%
Queens
2.7%
3.2%
3.4%
Staten Island
3.8%
4.3%
4.8%

Of the 540,965 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
4,252
60
Allegany
503
19
Broome
4,167
81
Cattaraugus
627
9
Cayuga
573
7
Chautauqua
1,161
25
Chemung
2,197
40
Chenango
477
5
Clinton
331
18
Columbia
844
19
Cortland
677
12
Delaware
262
7
Dutchess
5,944
65
Erie
16,028
422
Essex
224
6
Franklin
152
5
Fulton
378
1
Genesee
527
17
Greene
564
1
Hamilton
20
0
Herkimer
472
11
Jefferson
288
6
Lewis
195
9
Livingston
443
11
Madison
672
6
Monroe
9,514
273
Montgomery
300
4
Nassau
52,575
402
Niagara
2,505
38
NYC
275,314
1,731
Oneida
3,251
74
Onondaga
7,021
195
Ontario
870
22
Orange
14,701
148
Orleans
466
13
Oswego
840
31
Otsego
456
0
Putnam
2,030
26
Rensselaer
1,243
13
Rockland
19,277
144
Saratoga
1,583
16
Schenectady
1,777
19
Schoharie
133
3
Schuyler
200
4
Seneca
190
2
St. Lawrence
509
8
Steuben
1,266
17
Suffolk
51,744
412
Sullivan
1,932
12
Tioga
886
22
Tompkins
734
22
Ulster
2,694
24
Warren
493
6
Washington
390
6
Wayne
704
15
Westchester
42,940
244
Wyoming
271
10
Yates
178
2

Yesterday, 21 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,026. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Allegany
2
Broome
2
Dutchess
2
Erie
2
Kings
2
Manhattan
1
Nassau
2
Ontario
1
Queens
2
Suffolk
1
Wayne
2
Westchester
2