Governor Cuomo Health Update-November 7th New York State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 4.22 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 2.01 Percent   Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.19 Percent

18 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Cases are increasing across the country and the globe — and there are several warning flags in New York. The challenge for our state has been to manage the increase and try to ensure the spikes in other states don’t impact us too much,” Governor Cuomo said. “We manage the increase by deploying the most aggressive testing in the country and our micro-cluster strategy – when we identify a small spread, we increase enforcement and restrictions in a targeted way. As we head into winter months, it’s going to take the work of all New Yorkers to ensure we don’t go back to where we were this spring – I understand COVID fatigue is real, but it’s on all of us to stay vigilant and wear our masks, wash our hands, remain socially distant 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 4.22 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.01 percent. Within the focus areas, 13,488 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 569 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 149,803 test results were reported, yielding 3,018 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
Current 7-day rolling average
Day Prior
(11/5) %
Positive
Yesterday
(11/6) %
Positive
Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive
4.15%
4.78%
3.26%
2.93%
4.64%
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.40%
2.65%
2.82%
3.20%
3.17%
Rockland orange-zone focus area % positive
3.65%
4.08%
3.07%
2.65%
2.49%
Orange yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.64%
2.37%
2.47%
8.28%
1.04%
Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive
6.39%
6.00%
4.03%
4.15%
3.52%
Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.42%
4.99%
4.11%
1.75%
3.63%
Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive
8.36%
5.52%
6.92%
7.33%
6.29%
Westchester yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.25%
6.23%
7.89%
4.39%
8.00%
All focus area statewide % positive
3.58%
3.57%
3.40%
3.33%
4.22%
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included
1.31%
1.54%
1.93%
1.99%
2.19%
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included
1.06%
1.34%
1.68%
1.84%
2.01%

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization– 1,381 (+60)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 213
  • Hospital Counties– 43
  • Number ICU– 308 (+23)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 138 (+9)
  • Total Discharges– 80,494 (+126)
  • Deaths– 18
  • Total Deaths– 25,928

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

Region
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Capital Region
1.3%
1.7%
1.7%
Central New York
2.1%
2.5%
2.6%
Finger Lakes
3.7%
3.2%
3.2%
Long Island
2.0%
1.9%
2.5%
Mid-Hudson
2.4%
2.5%
2.5%
Mohawk Valley
0.8%
1.2%
1.5%
New York City
1.6%
1.9%
1.8%
North Country
0.6%
1.4%
1.6%
Southern Tier
1.1%
1.0%
1.2%
Western New York
3.3%
3.3%
4.3%

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

Borough
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Bronx
1.9%
2.2%
2.0%
Brooklyn
1.7%
2.0%
1.8%
Manhattan
1.2%
1.0%
1.3%
Queens
1.6%
2.0%
2.1%
Staten Island
3.0%
3.5%
3.0%

Of the 525,608 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
4,024
82
Allegany
455
41
Broome
3,982
55
Cattaraugus
599
8
Cayuga
518
22
Chautauqua
1,103
9
Chemung
2,096
50
Chenango
455
6
Clinton
297
5
Columbia
789
7
Cortland
633
11
Delaware
227
5
Dutchess
5,739
29
Erie
14,717
379
Essex
216
3
Franklin
127
13
Fulton
372
0
Genesee
465
15
Greene
552
25
Hamilton
19
0
Herkimer
443
9
Jefferson
262
2
Lewis
173
2
Livingston
402
9
Madison
643
16
Monroe
8,616
218
Montgomery
295
3
Nassau
51,418
254
Niagara
2,313
39
NYC
269,828
1,165
Oneida
3,039
46
Onondaga
6,396
139
Ontario
794
16
Orange
14,301
80
Orleans
434
5
Oswego
734
23
Otsego
442
2
Putnam
1,937
16
Rensselaer
1,184
9
Rockland
18,854
98
Saratoga
1,520
17
Schenectady
1,701
14
Schoharie
121
1
Schuyler
178
6
Seneca
171
4
St. Lawrence
471
10
Steuben
1,200
24
Suffolk
50,469
259
Sullivan
1,891
9
Tioga
823
31
Tompkins
690
12
Ulster
2,607
8
Warren
480
5
Washington
380
3
Wayne
655
16
Westchester
41,954
234
Wyoming
243
13
Yates
161
5

Yesterday, 18 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,928. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Allegany
1
Broome
1
Erie
3
Kings
4
Livingston
1
Nassau
1
Oneida
1
Schenectady
1
Tioga
1
Wayne
2
Westchester
1