Governor Cuomo provides October 30th Update New York State’s Progress During COVID-19

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 2.75 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 1.38 Percent   

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.53 Percent

12 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State October 29th

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

“Our state had one of the highest infection rates in the nation, if not the globe, and we now have the third lowest in the country. We cannot become complacent and risk going backwards,” Governor Cuomo said. “We continue to closely monitor the data and handle micro-clusters as they happen, as well as watching what is happening around us as cases surge again across the country. As we head into winter months, it will be critical for all New Yorkers to keep up the good work of wearing our masks, washing our hands and remaining socially distant – and above all staying New York Tough.”

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 2.75 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 1.38 percent. Within the focus areas, 16,461 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 453 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 130,424 test results were reported, yielding 1,802 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

Focus Zone
10/4 – 10/10 % Positive
10/11 – 10/17 % Positive
10/18 – 10/25 % Positive
Current 7-day rolling average
Day Prior (10/28) % Positive
Yesterday (10/29) % Positive
Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive
5.86%
5.29%
4.44%
3.87%
4.62%
3.62%
Brooklyn yellow-zone focus area % positive
1.36%
1.93%
2.38%
2.59%
2.80%
2.62%
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.27%
2.03%
2.40%
2.74%
2.85%
2.52%
Queens Far Rockaway yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.71%
2.70%
2.00%
1.93%
2.79%
1.67%
Rockland red-zone focus area % positive
9.77%
4.54%
3.65%
3.56%
2.72%
3.33%
Orange orange-zone focus area % positive
12.41%
4.62%
2.64%
1.87%
2.63%
2.08%
Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.63%
4.05%
6.39%
6.49%
5.14%
3.61%
Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive
7.82%
7.52%
4.42%
4.53%
5.45%
2.14%
Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive
6.49%
7.12%
8.36%
6.63%
4.86%
2.06%
All focus area statewide % positive
3.18%
3.00%
3.27%
3.18%
3.24%
2.75%
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included
1.18%
1.16%
1.31%
1.49%
1.48%
1.53%
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included
1.01%
1.06%
1.06%
1.28%
1.25%
1.38%

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization– 1,085 (+0)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 133
  • Hospital Counties– 44
  • Number ICU– 243 (+6)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 116 (+2)
  • Total Discharges– 79,621 (+120)
  • Deaths– 12
  • Total Deaths– 25,804

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

Region 
Tuesday 
Wednesday
Thursday
Capital Region 
1.1% 
1.3%
1.1%
Central New York 
1.0% 
0.9%
2.4%
Finger Lakes 
1.6% 
1.6%
2.4%
Long Island 
1.9% 
1.5%
1.3%
Mid-Hudson 
2.1% 
1.9%
2.0%
Mohawk Valley 
0.9% 
0.7%
0.5%
New York City 
1.6% 
1.5%
1.6%
North Country 
0.5% 
0.7%
1.2%
Southern Tier 
1.1% 
1.1%
0.7%
Western New York 
1.9% 
2.5%
2.3%

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

Borough  
Tuesday 
Wednesday
Thursday
Bronx  
1.9% 
2.1%
1.6%
Brooklyn  
1.6% 
1.7%
1.5%
Manhattan  
1.3% 
0.7%
1.2%
Queens  
1.5% 
1.7%
1.7%
Staten Island  
2.6% 
2.4%
2.9%

Of the 505,431 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
3,705
45
Allegany
336
22
Broome
3,662
42
Cattaraugus
527
10
Cayuga
429
24
Chautauqua
976
21
Chemung
1,797
20
Chenango
413
5
Clinton
255
7
Columbia
723
2
Cortland
567
14
Delaware
181
3
Dutchess
5,525
17
Erie
13,262
101
Essex
199
0
Franklin
82
2
Fulton
365
2
Genesee
406
10
Greene
510
3
Hamilton
18
1
Herkimer
394
0
Jefferson
214
3
Lewis
139
5
Livingston
327
14
Madison
577
7
Monroe
7,493
107
Montgomery
272
2
Nassau
50,007
166
Niagara
2,108
20
NYC
262,510
903
Oneida
2,784
15
Onondaga
5,603
105
Ontario
697
18
Orange
13,743
71
Orleans
413
1
Oswego
639
8
Otsego
410
6
Putnam
1,833
8
Rensselaer
1,111
1
Rockland
18,110
86
Saratoga
1,383
18
Schenectady
1,591
12
Schoharie
113
1
Schuyler
139
4
Seneca
148
1
St. Lawrence
409
4
Steuben
1,041
16
Suffolk
49,300
102
Sullivan
1,800
14
Tioga
672
19
Tompkins
639
7
Ulster
2,538
7
Warren
461
0
Washington
340
2
Wayne
530
18
Westchester
40,681
127
Wyoming
196
4
Yates
128
2

Yesterday, 12 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,804. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Erie
1
Kings
3
Nassau
1
Putnam
1
Queens
1
Schuyler
1
Tioga
2
Ulster
1
Wayne
1