Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic


Hospitalizations Drop to 765 — Lowest Daily Total of Hospitalizations since March 18 

Less than 1 Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive 

10 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday 

Confirms 776 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 405,551; New Cases in 42 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.

“Too many leaders throughout the country are still playing politics with this virus,” Governor Cuomo said. “Viruses respond to science and data — not political opinion. We know the prescription: masks, social distancing, and hand washing. That’s how we bent the curve in New York and that’s how we’ve kept our numbers so low as we see frightening spikes in the rest of the country. We need to keep being smart — and smart means enforcement of the health orders we’ve put in place that will keep us healthy and prevent us from going back to the hell we went through.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization– 765 (-48), lowest since March 18
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 71 (+0)
  • Hospital Counties– 32
  • Number ICU– 179 (+14)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 98 (+10)
  • Total Discharges– 71,970 (+103)
  • Deaths– 10
  • Total Deaths– 25,024

Of the 78,239 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 776, or 0.99 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGION
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
Capital Region
2.10%
0.80%
1.10%
Central New York
1.30%
1.00%
0.60%
Finger Lakes
1.20%
0.90%
0.90%
Long Island
1.00%
0.90%
0.90%
Mid-Hudson
1.40%
1.10%
0.80%
Mohawk Valley
1.00%
1.00%
1.80%
New York City
1.30%
1.20%
1.00%
North Country
0.30%
0.60%
0.30%
Southern Tier
1.30%
0.50%
0.70%
Western New York
1.60%
1.00%
1.20%

The Governor also confirmed 776 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 405,551 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 405,551 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
2,310
20
Allegany
71
1
Broome
870
9
Cattaraugus
145
3
Cayuga
129
1
Chautauqua
192
1
Chemung
151
0
Chenango
181
3
Clinton
111
0
Columbia
490
1
Cortland
67
4
Delaware
92
0
Dutchess
4,363
6
Erie
7,982
55
Essex
51
0
Franklin
39
1
Fulton
266
0
Genesee
254
0
Greene
271
0
Hamilton
6
0
Herkimer
204
2
Jefferson
103
1
Lewis
32
0
Livingston
155
2
Madison
379
2
Monroe
4,353
36
Montgomery
141
0
Nassau
42,555
49
Niagara
1,371
7
NYC
220,734
367
Oneida
1,909
41
Onondaga
3,240
15
Ontario
319
2
Orange
10,908
13
Orleans
288
0
Oswego
227
0
Otsego
94
2
Putnam
1,386
1
Rensselaer
643
4
Rockland
13,775
12
Saratoga
630
6
Schenectady
902
6
Schoharie
62
0
Schuyler
15
0
Seneca
77
1
St. Lawrence
238
1
Steuben
279
0
Suffolk
42,382
49
Sullivan
1,469
0
Tioga
168
5
Tompkins
198
0
Ulster
1,898
4
Warren
286
1
Washington
250
0
Wayne
223
0
Westchester
35,463
41
Wyoming
103
0
Yates
51
1

Yesterday, there were 10 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,024. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Broome
1
Dutchess
1
Erie
1
Franklin
1
Oneida
1
Onondaga
1
Queens
2
Non-NYS
1