Governor Cuomo Provides November 24th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 4.13 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 2.62 Percent   

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.96 Percent

47 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.

“Remember the experts said, ‘Beware the fall.’ It gets cold, people start to stay indoors, college students start to come home and there’s less outdoor activity. That’s the spike we’re seeing go up now, and we are now going into the holiday season and 37 days of increased social interaction,” Governor Cuomo said. “This is not a normal Thanksgiving. It was not a normal summer. It was not a normal Labor Day. It was not a normal school year. Even President Trump’s CDC and President-Elect Biden’s advisors agree we should all be celebrating only with our immediate household. I know it’s hard, but we cannot go backwards – it would be disrespectful to the essential workers, nurses and doctors, many of whom gave their lives so we could stay home and stay safe. This year, I give thanks to all those essential workers who showed up for work every day, even in the worst of this crisis. Celebrate Thanksgiving with your extended family: The family of New York, representative of all those people who did the right thing this entire year for one and other and acted as a family. We will get through this surge by continuing to do the right thing: Wearing our masks, washing our hands, avoiding gatherings large and small, and staying New York Tough.”

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 4.13 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.62 percent. Within the focus areas, 37,658 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 1,554 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 127,103 test results were reported, yielding 3,327 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 (11/22) % Positive
Yesterday (11/23) % Positive
All focus area statewide % positive
4.81%
4.51%
4.40%
4.42%
4.13%
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included
2.86%
2.89%
2.90%
3.08%
2.96%
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included
2.47%
2.44%
2.46%
2.73%
2.62%

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%
7.31%
7.20%
7.02%
Erie Yellow-zone focus area % positive
5.34%
7.36%
7.36%
7.53%
7.52%
Niagara Yellow -zone focus area % positive
5.10%
4.44%
4.44%
4.53%
4.75%
Monroe Orange-zone focus area % positive
4.41%
4.17%
4.17%
4.26%
4.49%
Monroe Yellow-zone focus area % positive
5.95%
3.58%
3.58%
3.49%
3.47%
Onondaga Orange-zone focus area % positive
6.26%
5.34%
5.34%
5.45%
4.96%
Onondaga Yellow-zone focus area % positive
6.03%
4.50%
4.50%
4.28%
4.25%
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills/Astoria yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.40%
3.40%
3.40%
3.31%
3.19%
Bronx East Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.81%
3.52%
3.52%
3.73%
3.81%
Bronx West Yellow -zone focus area % positive
3.80%
4.70%
4.70%
4.73%
4.58%
Brooklyn Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.92%
3.70%
3.70%
3.85%
4.12%
Rockland Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.55%
3.39%
3.39%
3.29%
3.15%
Chemung Orange-zone focus area % positive
4.59%
4.71%
4.71%
5.20%
5.03%
Staten Island Orange-zone focus area % positive
5.24%
4.96%
4.96%
5.17%
4.98%
Staten Island Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.75%
3.61%
3.61%
3.68%
3.54%
Tioga Yellow-zone focus area % positive
10.81%
5.60%
5.60%
5.47%
3.00%
Orange Middletown – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.81%
5.41%
5.41%
3.84%
3.65%
Orange Newburgh – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
8.07%
7.89%
7.89%
8.68%
8.82%
Manhattan-Washington Heights-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.23%
3.39%
3.39%
3.42%
3.11%
Nassau-Great Neck-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.69%
3.69%
3.69%
3.47%
3.18%
Nassau Massapequa Park -Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.64%
4.15%
4.15%
4.10%
3.55%
Suffolk-Hampton Bays-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
9.26%
5.69%
5.69%
5.37%
5.11%
Suffolk-Riverhead-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.80%
4.85%
4.85%
4.47%
4.63%
Westchester Peekskill – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
10.36%
7.15%
7.15%
7.29%
6.47%
Westchester Ossining – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
9.88%
10.22%
10.22%
10.11%
10.51%
Westchester Tarrytown – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
8.47%
8.27%
8.27%
8.80%
7.47%
Westchester Yonkers – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.48%
4.11%
4.11%
4.38%
4.35%
Westchester New Rochelle – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
6.46%
5.68%
5.68%
5.20%
4.99%
Westchester Port Chester Orange-zone focus area % positive
9.34%
7.59%
7.59%
7.94%
7.71%

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization– 2,856 (+132)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 373
  • Hospital Counties– 52
  • Number ICU – 559 (+14)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 263 (+14)
  • Total Discharges– 83,701 (+200)
  • Deaths– 47
  • Total Deaths– 26,441

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

Region
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Current 7-Day Average
Capital Region
2.0%
2.0%
3.2%
2.32%
Central New York
2.6%
3.6%
3.4%
3.33%
Finger Lakes
2.5%
3.6%
3.4%
3.28%
Long Island
3.5%
3.5%
3.4%
3.23%
Mid-Hudson
3.3%
4.2%
4.0%
3.87%
Mohawk Valley
2.1%
2.5%
5.3%
2.76%
New York City
2.3%
2.5%
2.5%
2.52%
North Country
1.3%
1.7%
3.7%
1.83%
Southern Tier
1.5%
1.8%
0.8%
1.24%
Western New York
6.0%
5.5%
5.8%
5.04%

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

Borough
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Current 7-Day Average
Bronx
3.3%
3.4%
3.6%
3.36%
Brooklyn
2.0%
2.7%
2.4%
2.35%
Manhattan
1.4%
1.4%
1.7%
1.72%
Queens
2.9%
2.9%
2.6%
2.74%
Staten Island
4.4%
4.2%
3.7%
3.97%

Of the 607,001 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
5,233
85
Allegany
869
13
Broome
4,983
56
Cattaraugus
919
18
Cayuga
762
27
Chautauqua
1,414
11
Chemung
2,724
22
Chenango
583
5
Clinton
430
2
Columbia
970
5
Cortland
913
6
Delaware
319
5
Dutchess
6,811
83
Erie
21,873
301
Essex
252
2
Franklin
243
4
Fulton
461
7
Genesee
819
19
Greene
646
13
Hamilton
40
1
Herkimer
603
21
Jefferson
457
22
Lewis
315
9
Livingston
624
7
Madison
836
15
Monroe
13,054
283
Montgomery
413
17
Nassau
57,489
362
Niagara
3,261
48
NYC
298,275
1,728
Oneida
4,292
82
Onondaga
9,470
108
Ontario
1,135
6
Orange
16,093
106
Orleans
581
5
Oswego
1,302
29
Otsego
552
23
Putnam
2,529
57
Rensselaer
1,554
26
Rockland
20,824
116
Saratoga
2,006
37
Schenectady
2,189
53
Schoharie
176
0
Schuyler
274
3
Seneca
260
7
St. Lawrence
705
27
Steuben
1,610
11
Suffolk
57,366
501
Sullivan
2,108
15
Tioga
1,055
12
Tompkins
953
17
Ulster
3,109
36
Warren
547
4
Washington
433
3
Wayne
983
16
Westchester
47,632
370
Wyoming
430
11
Yates
242
3

Yesterday, 47 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,441. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Allegany
3
Bronx
1
Broome
2
Cattaraugus
1
Chemung
1
Dutchess
2
Erie
8
Franklin
1
Herkimer
1
Jefferson
1
Kings
3
Manhattan
1
Monroe
1
Nassau
3
Niagara
1
Orange
3
Queens
2
Richmond
1
Rockland
2
St. Lawrence
3
Steuben
1
Suffolk
1
Ulster
2
Westchester
2