Governor Cuomo provides September 20, 2020 Update New Yorkers on State’s Progress during COVID-19 Pandemic

0.86 of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive

2 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 1,585 Establishments; Observes 7 Establishments Not in Compliance

Confirms 862 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 449,900; New Cases in 47 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

“Our numbers continue to look good, and our infection rate is again below one percent. Our progress is thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers who came together and rose to the occasion like no other community,” Governor Cuomo said. “But this pandemic is far from over, and with flu season approaching it’s especially critical we remain vigilant: wash your hands, wear a mask, socially distance, and above all, stay New York Tough.”

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,585 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 7 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

  • Bronx– 1
  • Brooklyn – 1
  • Manhattan – 1
  • Nassau – 4

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization– 468 (+1)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 72
  • Hospital Counties– 31
  • Number ICU– 132 (-12)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 60 (+0)
  • Total Discharges– 76,179 (+78)
  • Deaths– 2
  • Total Deaths– 25,427

Of the 100,355 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 862, or 0.86 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Region
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Capital Region
0.5%
0.8%
0.5%
Central New York
1.6%
0.5%
1.2%
Finger Lakes
0.4%
0.5%
0.4%
Long Island
0.9%
1.0%
0.9%
Mid-Hudson
1.4%
1.2%
1.0%
Mohawk Valley
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
New York City
0.9%
1.1%
0.9%
North Country
0.4%
0.3%
0.5%
Southern Tier
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
Western New York
1.2%
0.9%
1.6%

The Governor also confirmed 862 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 449,900 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 449,900 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
3,016
10
Allegany
98
2
Broome
1,465
6
Cattaraugus
254
1
Cayuga
199
3
Chautauqua
537
1
Chemung
330
8
Chenango
248
0
Clinton
154
0
Columbia
581
1
Cortland
159
4
Delaware
130
0
Dutchess
5,059
6
Erie
10,999
82
Essex
160
2
Franklin
65
1
Fulton
332
0
Genesee
314
0
Greene
319
0
Hamilton
15
0
Herkimer
321
2
Jefferson
163
2
Lewis
50
0
Livingston
201
0
Madison
487
1
Monroe
5,894
18
Montgomery
227
4
Nassau
46,218
64
Niagara
1,724
10
NYC
240,196
398
Oneida
2,375
2
Onondaga
4,220
19
Ontario
461
5
Orange
11,812
22
Orleans
323
0
Oswego
447
23
Otsego
332
7
Putnam
1,574
1
Rensselaer
899
3
Rockland
14,823
22
Saratoga
998
8
Schenectady
1,380
3
Schoharie
83
0
Schuyler
38
1
Seneca
105
0
St. Lawrence
318
3
Steuben
350
6
Suffolk
46,061
51
Sullivan
1,571
1
Tioga
224
2
Tompkins
397
3
Ulster
2,242
3
Warren
360
4
Washington
287
0
Wayne
310
1
Westchester
37,801
46
Wyoming
132
0
Yates
62
0

Yesterday, there were 2 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,427. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Queens
1
Suffolk
1