Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on November 4th – State’s Progress During Covid-19 Pandemic

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 2.69 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 1.42 Percent

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.59 Percent

14 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.

“The surge in cases around the country and the globe is a stark reminder that this pandemic is far from over, and while we are doing a good job keeping our positivity rate comparatively low, the numbers in Western New York are a caution flag,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’re staying on top of this situation by continuing our aggressive micro-cluster strategy, expanding testing capacity and enforcing compliance of the public health law. But New Yorkers must continue to practice the basic daily behaviors that make such a difference in our ability to slow the spread. Be vigilant, wear a mask, stay socially distanced and wash your hands. We can beat this virus but only if we work together and stay New York Tough.”

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 2.69 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 1.42 percent. Within the focus areas, 18,581 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 499 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 114,953 test results were reported, yielding 1,627 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- 10/24 % Positive
10/25- 10/31 % Positive
Current 7-day rolling average
Day Prior (11/2) % Positive
Yesterday (11/3) % Positive
Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive
5.86%
5.29%
4.44%
4.14%
3.45%
2.47%
2.19%
Brooklyn yellow-zone focus area % positive
1.36%
1.93%
2.38%
2.68%
2.55%
2.09%
2.62%
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.27%
2.03%
2.40%
2.68%
2.61%
2.38%
2.53%
Queens Far Rockaway yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.71%
2.70%
2.00%
2.16%
2.26%
2.08%
2.84%
Rockland red-zone focus area % positive
9.77%
4.54%
3.65%
4.33%
3.63%
2.48%
3.43%
Orange orange-zone focus area % positive
12.41%
4.62%
2.64%
2.57%
2.57%
2.09%
0.88%
Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.63%
4.05%
6.39%
4.25%
4.23%
4.35%
5.68%
Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive
7.82%
7.52%
4.42%
4.50%
4.96%
6.60%
2.86%
Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive
6.49%
7.12%
8.36%
6.10%
5.34%
9.44%
4.51%
All focus area statewide % positive
3.18%
3.00%
3.27%
3.23%
2.97%
2.63%
2.69%
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included
1.18%
1.16%
1.31%
1.54%
1.58%
1.81%
1.59%
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included
1.01%
1.06%
1.06%
1.34%
1.40%
1.71%
1.42%

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,253 (+26)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 180
  • Hospital Counties – 47
  • Number ICU – 284 (+16)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 129 (+9)
  • Total Discharges – 80,109 (+119)
  • Deaths – 14
  • Total Deaths – 25,868

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

Region
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Capital Region
1.5%
1.2%
1.2%
Central New York
2.2%
2.5%
2.7%
Finger Lakes
2.5%
2.3%
2.9%
Long Island
1.4%
1.8%
1.1%
Mid-Hudson
2.6%
2.4%
2.5%
Mohawk Valley
1.7%
1.6%
0.6%
New York City
1.5%
1.5%
1.3%
North Country
2.4%
1.7%
1.9%
Southern Tier
1.0%
1.2%
1.1%
Western New York
2.1%
3.0%
3.4%

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

Borough
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Bronx
1.5%
2.2%
1.4%
Brooklyn
1.8%
1.4%
1.6%
Manhattan
0.9%
1.1%
0.9%
Queens
1.8%
1.5%
1.2%
Staten Island
2.5%
2.4%
2.1%

Of the 515,815 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
3,845
43
Allegany
379
5
Broome
3,835
46
Cattaraugus
568
6
Cayuga
474
9
Chautauqua
1,051
11
Chemung
1,948
25
Chenango
432
2
Clinton
282
3
Columbia
763
18
Cortland
604
6
Delaware
205
8
Dutchess
5,642
30
Erie
13,908
160
Essex
210
3
Franklin
96
0
Fulton
369
1
Genesee
428
8
Greene
523
5
Hamilton
19
0
Herkimer
418
4
Jefferson
241
4
Lewis
165
10
Livingston
368
9
Madison
609
8
Monroe
8,025
102
Montgomery
283
2
Nassau
50,702
100
Niagara
2,191
25
NYC
266,393
795
Oneida
2,917
21
Onondaga
6,001
120
Ontario
745
9
Orange
14,055
57
Orleans
421
3
Oswego
678
9
Otsego
433
11
Putnam
1,883
9
Rensselaer
1,142
7
Rockland
18,581
115
Saratoga
1,458
10
Schenectady
1,650
6
Schoharie
117
1
Schuyler
164
5
Seneca
155
1
St. Lawrence
442
6
Steuben
1,145
14
Suffolk
49,854
74
Sullivan
1,852
15
Tioga
750
18
Tompkins
664
4
Ulster
2,575
7
Warren
471
1
Washington
358
2
Wayne
602
14
Westchester
41,360
134
Wyoming
219
3
Yates
147
2

Yesterday, 14 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,868. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Allegany
1
Columbia
1
Erie
1
Kings
4
Nassau
2
Niagara
1
Orange
1
Tioga
2
Ulster
1