July 18th 2020: Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hospitalizations Down to 743—New Low Since March 18

1.08 Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive

11 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Confirms 754 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 406,305; New Cases in 46 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.

“As New York continues to show progress combatting COVID-19 with low hospitalizations and a low rate of positive cases, we remain alarmed by spikes in much of the country and the risk of a lack of compliance at home as the state pursues a phased, data-driven reopening,” Governor Cuomo said. “New Yorkers’ vigilance, courage and adoption of basic behaviors—mask wearing, hand washing and social distancing—has driven our ability to control the virus, and we have to continue on that path to success. I urge everyone to stay New York Tough and New York Smart.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 743 (-22)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 65 (-6)
  • Hospital Counties – 31
  • Number ICU – 172 (-7)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 100 (+2)
  • Total Discharges 72,064 – (+94)
  • Deaths – 11
  • Total Deaths – 25,035

Of the 69,817 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 754, or 1.08 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGION
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
Capital Region
0.8%
1.1%
0.7%
Central New York
1.0%
0.6%
0.9%
Finger Lakes
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
Long Island
0.9%
0.9%
1.0%
Mid-Hudson
1.1%
0.8%
0.9%
Mohawk Valley
1.0%
1.8%
1.4%
New York City
1.2%
1.0%
1.3%
North Country
0.6%
0.3%
0.4%
Southern Tier
0.5%
0.7%
0.7%
Western New York
1.0%
1.2%
1.3%

The Governor also confirmed 754 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 406,305 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 406,305 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
2,315
5
Allegany
71
0
Broome
877
7
Cattaraugus
145
0
Cayuga
129
0
Chautauqua
194
2
Chemung
153
2
Chenango
182
1
Clinton
111
0
Columbia
491
1
Cortland
68
1
Delaware
93
1
Dutchess
4,373
10
Erie
8,016
34
Essex
51
0
Franklin
40
1
Fulton
266
0
Genesee
256
2
Greene
271
0
Hamilton
6
0
Herkimer
204
0
Jefferson
104
1
Lewis
32
0
Livingston
157
2
Madison
382
3
Monroe
4,383
30
Montgomery
143
2
Nassau
42,594
39
Niagara
1,375
4
NYC
221,121
387
Oneida
1,937
28
Onondaga
3,262
22
Ontario
324
5
Orange
10,921
13
Orleans
288
0
Oswego
229
2
Otsego
94
0
Putnam
1,390
4
Rensselaer
650
7
Rockland
13,784
9
Saratoga
635
5
Schenectady
910
8
Schoharie
62
0
Schuyler
16
1
Seneca
78
1
St. Lawrence
242
4
Steuben
280
1
Suffolk
42,440
58
Sullivan
1473
4
Tioga
169
1
Tompkins
199
1
Ulster
1,900
2
Warren
286
0
Washington
250
0
Wayne
225
2
Westchester
35,503
40
Wyoming
104
1
Yates
51
0

Yesterday, there were 11 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,035. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
1
Erie
2
Kings
1
Niagara
1
Oneida
2
Onondaga
1
Rensselaer
1
Westchester
1
Non-NYS
1