Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic – August 5th Latest Information


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

4 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Confirms 636 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 418,225; 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.

“Our progress is thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers – even after two and a half months of reopening, the numbers have continued to go down,” Governor Cuomo said. “But we learned from this crisis that nobody is safe until everybody is safe, and an outbreak anywhere is an outbreak everywhere. Surging infection rates across the country threaten that progress, so we must continue to wear our masks, socially distance and stay New York Tough.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization– 564 (-4)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 82
  • Hospital Counties– 30
  • Number ICU– 134 (-5)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 69 (+0)
  • Total Discharges– 73,410 (+84)
  • Deaths– 4
  • Total Deaths– 25,179

Of the 72,668 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 636, or 0.87 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
Capital Region
0.9%
1.1%
0.9%
Central New York
0.7%
0.7%
0.5%
Finger Lakes
0.8%
1.1%
0.5%
Long Island
1.3%
1.3%
1.2%
Mid-Hudson
0.9%
1.0%
0.8%
Mohawk Valley
1.0%
1.7%
1.0%
New York City
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
North Country
0.0%
0.6%
0.2%
Southern Tier
0.9%
0.9%
0.5%
Western New York
2.2%
1.1%
0.5%

The Governor also confirmed 636 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 418,225 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 418,225 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
2556
13
Allegany
76
1
Broome
1,082
4
Cattaraugus
164
0
Cayuga
150
0
Chautauqua
241
0
Chemung
165
2
Chenango
212
0
Clinton
127
0
Columbia
531
2
Cortland
94
1
Delaware
104
0
Dutchess
4,568
11
Erie
8,702
35
Essex
55
0
Franklin
52
2
Fulton
287
2
Genesee
274
1
Greene
289
0
Hamilton
7
0
Herkimer
264
2
Jefferson
140
1
Lewis
37
0
Livingston
171
1
Madison
406
1
Monroe
4,841
20
Montgomery
161
1
Nassau
43,482
46
Niagara
1,466
8
NYC
226,581
301
Oneida
2,114
11
Onondaga
3,525
10
Ontario
352
0
Orange
11,113
8
Orleans
297
2
Oswego
250
1
Otsego
115
0
Putnam
1,439
2
Rensselaer
755
7
Rockland
13,903
10
Saratoga
744
5
Schenectady
1,045
4
Schoharie
68
0
Schuyler
22
0
Seneca
86
0
St. Lawrence
262
0
Steuben
297
3
Suffolk
43,553
85
Sullivan
1,485
1
Tioga
193
2
Tompkins
231
1
Ulster
2,039
0
Warren
304
2
Washington
255
0
Wayne
248
0
Westchester
36,075
26
Wyoming
114
1
Yates
56
0

Yesterday, there were 4 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,179. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
1
Kings
1
Onondaga
1
Schenectady
1