Governor Cuomo Provides Nov. 14th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 4.83 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 2.57 Percent  

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.92 Percent

24 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Friday

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

“We are seeing a rising tide of COVID nationally and internationally. The rate of increase is less in New York, but it is an increase,” Governor Cuomo said. “We don’t have the same problem that other states have, but we’re seeing an increase and the increase is continuing. We know the factors that contribute to spread, like COVID fatigue, winter, restaurants, gyms, and living room family spread. What’s going to happen? Will we shut down and will we have more restrictions? What has worked for New York from day one is it’s a pure consequence of science. There’s no political decision making, no ideological decision making. Look at the numbers, and if the numbers are increasing and if they’re not slowing, then you have to restrict activity. Our actions today determine our positivity rate tomorrow, so follow the public health law – wear a mask and adhere to gathering limits, and localities need to do the enforcement.”

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 4.83 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.57 percent. Within the focus areas, 28,831 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 1,393 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 155,331 test results were reported, yielding 3,995 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

Focus Zone
10/25- 10/31 % Positive
11/1- 11/7 % Positive
Current 7-day rolling average
Day Prior (11/12) % Positive
Yesterday (11/13) % Positive
Brooklyn orange-zone focus area % positive
4.78%
3.33%
4.22%
4.58%
3.00%
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.65%
2.96%
3.55%
3.02%
3.39%
Rockland yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.08%
2.96%
2.11%
1.80%
1.45%
Orange yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.37%
1.96%
1.77%
2.40%
4.05%
Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive
6.00%
4.13%
3.38%
2.94%
2.62%
Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive
5.52%
6.45%
4.31%
2.85%
5.80%
Westchester orange-zone focus area % positive
6.20%
7.46%
9.62%
11.07%
12.06%
Erie yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.86%
5.35%
7.45%
6.00%
8.17%
Monroe yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.22%
4.06%
5.57%
5.90%
5.09%
Onondaga yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.83%
4.68%
6.58%
5.41%
5.90%
Staten Island yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.58%
3.00%
4.26%
4.87%
4.61%
Tioga yellow-zone focus area % positive
5.83%
10.03%
10.32%
6.76%
5.88%
All focus area statewide % positive
3.04%
3.83%
4.90%
4.58%
4.83%
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included
1.54%
1.95%
2.81%
2.65%
2.92%
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included
1.34%
1.81%
2.40%
2.29%
2.57%

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,788 (+51)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 259
  • Hospital Counties – 50
  • Number ICU – 367 (+36)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 146 (+9)
  • Total Discharges – 81,585 (+195)
  • Deaths – 24
  • Total Deaths – 26,103

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

Region
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Capital Region
2.0%
2.0%
2.0%
Central New York
4.1%
2.4%
3.9%
Finger Lakes
4.8%
5.1%
3.8%
Long Island
3.1%
3.3%
3.3%
Mid-Hudson
3.7%
3.5%
3.9%
Mohawk Valley
2.2%
1.8%
4.6%
New York City
2.4%
2.5%
2.5%
North Country
1.5%
1.4%
2.5%
Southern Tier
1.6%
0.9%
1.1%
Western New York
5.5%
3.9%
4.6%

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
2.6%
3.0%
2.8%
Brooklyn
2.3%
2.2%
2.1%
Manhattan
1.9%
1.7%
1.8%
Queens
2.8%
2.8%
2.9%
Staten Island
3.7%
4.6%
4.4%

Of the 556,551 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
4,514
89
Allegany
628
39
Broome
4,362
59
Cattaraugus
675
14
Cayuga
627
18
Chautauqua
1,234
24
Chemung
2,331
51
Chenango
495
6
Clinton
372
16
Columbia
877
7
Cortland
723
11
Delaware
276
5
Dutchess
6,144
70
Erie
17,469
448
Essex
229
5
Franklin
184
10
Fulton
389
7
Genesee
597
13
Greene
583
5
Hamilton
25
3
Herkimer
485
5
Jefferson
316
9
Lewis
234
15
Livingston
481
15
Madison
709
13
Monroe
10,329
255
Montgomery
319
12
Nassau
53,688
417
Niagara
2,678
62
NYC
280,599
1,797
Oneida
3,530
116
Onondaga
7,650
229
Ontario
939
27
Orange
15,031
121
Orleans
508
10
Oswego
954
57
Otsego
460
1
Putnam
2,134
43
Rensselaer
1,304
26
Rockland
19,723
156
Saratoga
1,666
24
Schenectady
1,860
32
Schoharie
141
0
Schuyler
218
8
Seneca
205
3
St. Lawrence
554
8
Steuben
1,394
33
Suffolk
52,942
449
Sullivan
1,969
13
Tioga
940
10
Tompkins
799
13
Ulster
2,768
30
Warren
507
4
Washington
400
5
Wayne
749
14
Westchester
44,093
437
Wyoming
340
8
Yates
201
11

Yesterday, 24 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,103. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Allegany
1
Bronx
2
Chemung
2
Erie
4
Kings
3
Manhattan
2
Monroe
1
Montgomery
1
Niagara
2
Queens
1
Richmond
1
Rockland
1
Westchester
3