Governor Cuomo Provides November 10th Update on New York State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 5.59 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 2.56 Percent  

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.09 Percent

32 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. A rise in cases during the fall and winter was to be expected and New Yorkers are urged to wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands and to be wary of gatherings.

New York State’s position during the pandemic is affected by an ongoing surge of COVID-19 throughout the United States. According to Johns Hopkins University, New York State has had the nation’s third-lowest positivity rate over the past week, behind Vermont and Maine.

“While New York’s COVID positivity remains the third-lowest in the nation, we continue to see increases in both new positive cases and hospital admissions, demonstrating we are not immune to the surge we are seeing throughout the rest of the nation,” Governor Cuomo said. “While we may be tired of COVID, it is not tired of us. It’s clear that COVID fatigue and a lack of compliance leads to viral spread, so it’s more important than ever that as we prepare for winter, each of us stays smart and New York Tough by taking simple everyday actions like washing hands, wearing masks and socially distancing. Likewise, local governments need to be vigilant and actively enforce public health law throughout the state.”

A chart of U.S. states ranked by COVID-19 positivity rate over the past week is available below:

Johns Hopkins University State Positivity Chart
11/10/2020
RANK
STATE
POSITIVITY
1
South Dakota
53.97%
2
Iowa
48.29%
3
Kansas
41.27%
4
Idaho
38.64%
5
Wyoming
34.50%
6
Missouri
20.97%
7
Alabama
19.77%
8
Montana
18.14%
9
Utah
17.98%
10
North Dakota
16.11%
11
Pennsylvania
15.99%
12
Wisconsin
15.39%
13
Mississippi
14.75%
14
Oklahoma
14.74%
15
Nebraska
13.79%
16
Minnesota
13.51%
17
Arizona
12.76%
18
Arkansas
12.56%
19
Oregon
12.10%
20
Nevada
12.04%
21
Tennessee
11.17%
22
Indiana
10.91%
23
Connecticut
10.89%
24
Illinois
10.79%
25
Colorado
10.01%
26
Texas
9.63%
27
New Mexico
9.57%
28
Michigan
9.44%
29
Ohio
9.36%
30
Kentucky
8.07%
31
Florida
7.39%
32
Georgia
7.35%
33
Virginia
7.20%
34
Washington
6.30%
35
North Carolina
6.19%
36
South Carolina
5.97%
37
Delaware
5.74%
38
West Virginia
5.70%
39
New Jersey
4.96%
40
Louisiana
4.89%
41
Maryland
4.21%
42
California
4.10%
43
Rhode Island
3.92%
44
New Hampshire
3.51%
45
Hawaii
2.44%
46
Massachusetts
2.21%
47
Alaska
2.19%
48
District of Columbia
2.12%
49
New York
2.07%
50
Maine
2.02%
51
Vermont
0.64%

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 5.59 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.56 percent. Within the focus areas, 22,477 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 1,257 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 105,559 test results were reported, yielding 2,708 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
Yesterday (11/9) % Positive
Brooklyn orange-zone focus area % positive 4.15% 4.78% 3.33% 3.57% 3.87%
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills yellow-zone focus area % positive 2.40% 2.65% 2.96% 3.36% 4.56%
Rockland orange-zone focus area % positive 3.65% 4.08% 2.96% 2.82% 2.86%
Orange yellow-zone focus area % positive 2.64% 2.37% 1.96% 1.82% 2.62%
Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive 6.39% 6.00% 4.13% 4.48% 6.17%
Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive 4.42% 4.99% 3.21% 2.56% 3.94%
Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive 8.36% 5.52% 6.45% 5.45% 6.90%
Westchester yellow-zone focus area % positive 4.25% 6.23% 7.53% 8.02% 14.66%
Erie yellow-zone focus area % positive 1.81% 2.86% 5.35% 6.22% 7.47%
Monroe yellow-zone focus area % positive 1.89% 2.22% 4.06% 4.81% 4.76%
Onondaga yellow-zone focus area % positive 2.18% 2.83% 4.68% 5.68% 8.61%
All focus area statewide % positive 2.89% 3.16% 3.97% 4.48% 5.59%
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included 1.31% 1.54% 1.95% 2.23% 3.09%
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included 1.06% 1.34% 1.81% 1.83% 2.56%

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,548 (+104)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 214
  • Hospital Counties – 48
  • Number ICU – 296 (+14)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 128 (+3)
  • Total Discharges – 80,854 (+90)
  • Deaths – 32
  • Total Deaths – 26,005

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

Region
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Capital Region
1.1%
2.0%
2.9%
Central New York
2.6%
3.2%
5.7%
Finger Lakes
3.5%
4.8%
3.8%
Long Island
2.6%
3.4%
3.5%
Mid-Hudson
2.8%
3.7%
3.6%
Mohawk Valley
1.1%
1.9%
2.2%
New York City
2.2%
2.5%
2.4%
North Country
1.7%
2.2%
2.2%
Southern Tier
1.3%
0.7%
1.4%
Western New York
4.8%
5.3%
5.7%

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

Borough
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Bronx
3.2%
2.7%
2.7%
Brooklyn
1.9%
2.5%
1.9%
Manhattan
1.7%
1.9%
1.8%
Queens
2.3%
2.7%
3.2%
Staten Island
2.9%
3.8%
4.3%

Of the 536,145 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
4,192
97
Allegany
484
13
Broome
4,086
54
Cattaraugus
618
7
Cayuga
566
17
Chautauqua
1,136
18
Chemung
2,157
22
Chenango
472
4
Clinton
313
10
Columbia
825
13
Cortland
665
9
Delaware
255
9
Dutchess
5,879
40
Erie
15,606
390
Essex
218
2
Franklin
147
7
Fulton
377
2
Genesee
510
15
Greene
563
5
Hamilton
20
0
Herkimer
461
12
Jefferson
282
5
Lewis
186
1
Livingston
432
24
Madison
666
8
Monroe
9,241
284
Montgomery
296
0
Nassau
52,173
278
Niagara
2,467
75
NYC
273,583
1,208
Oneida
3,177
56
Onondaga
6,826
250
Ontario
848
19
Orange
14,553
88
Orleans
453
3
Oswego
809
22
Otsego
456
7
Putnam
2,004
26
Rensselaer
1,230
17
Rockland
19,133
138
Saratoga
1,567
14
Schenectady
1,758
25
Schoharie
130
6
Schuyler
196
10
Seneca
188
6
St. Lawrence
501
8
Steuben
1,249
20
Suffolk
51,332
280
Sullivan
1,920
20
Tioga
864
18
Tompkins
712
5
Ulster
2,670
23
Warren
487
2
Washington
384
2
Wayne
689
13
Westchester
42,696
242
Wyoming
261
11
Yates
176
5

Yesterday, 32 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,005. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Allegany
4
Bronx
2
Broome
2
Chemung
1
Dutchess
2
Erie
6
Franklin
1
Kings
1
Monroe
2
Nassau
2
Niagara
1
Onondaga
3
Orleans
1
Queens
1
Steuben
1
Sullivan
1
Westchester
1