Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic – August 6th

ICU Patients Drop to 132 — New Low Since March 16

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

3 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

SLA and State Police Task Force Observes Violations of State Requirements at 26 Establishments

Confirms 703 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 418,928; New Cases in 43 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.

“There’s no secret to how a virus spreads – this is mathematics, this is science and this is a function of our behavior, which we see reflected in the daily numbers. New Yorkers worked hard to change our behavior and bring the numbers down to the levels we have been holding at through our phased reopening,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are now focused on protecting that hard-won progress. We are fighting against the national surge of cases with our quarantine efforts, but we need local governments to be more active in enforcing compliance.”

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 963 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 26 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

  • Brooklyn – 8
  • Manhattan – 5
  • Queens – 6
  • Staten Island – 2
  • Nassau – 2
  • Suffolk – 3

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization- 570 (+6)
  • Patients Newly Admitted- 74
  • Hospital Counties- 31
  • Number ICU- 132 (-2)
  • Number ICU with Intubation- 69 (+0)
  • Total Discharges- 73,472 (+62)
  • Deaths- 3
  • Total Deaths- 25,185

Of the 72,370 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 703, or 0.97 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
Capital Region
1.1%
0.9%
0.8%
Central New York
0.7%
0.5%
0.6%
Finger Lakes
1.1%
0.5%
0.7%
Long Island
1.3%
1.2%
1.0%
Mid-Hudson
1.0%
0.8%
1.0%
Mohawk Valley
1.7%
1.0%
1.5%
New York City
1.0%
1.0%
1.1%
North Country
0.6%
0.2%
0.4%
Southern Tier
0.9%
0.5%
0.5%
Western New York
1.1%
0.5%
0.9%

 

The Governor also confirmed 703 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 418,928 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 418,928 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
2,565
9
Allegany
78
2
Broome
1,094
12
Cattaraugus
164
0
Cayuga
151
1
Chautauqua
244
3
Chemung
165
0
Chenango
212
0
Clinton
127
0
Columbia
534
3
Cortland
94
0
Delaware
104
0
Dutchess
4,582
14
Erie
8,737
35
Essex
55
0
Franklin
52
0
Fulton
291
4
Genesee
274
0
Greene
290
1
Hamilton
8
1
Herkimer
268
4
Jefferson
140
0
Lewis
39
2
Livingston
173
2
Madison
409
3
Monroe
4,868
27
Montgomery
169
8
Nassau
43,534
52
Niagara
1,470
4
NYC
226,914
333
Oneida
2,117
3
Onondaga
3,535
10
Ontario
355
3
Orange
11,127
14
Orleans
297
0
Oswego
251
1
Otsego
115
0
Putnam
1,444
5
Rensselaer
758
3
Rockland
13,918
15
Saratoga
747
3
Schenectady
1,050
5
Schoharie
69
1
Schuyler
22
0
Seneca
86
0
St. Lawrence
263
1
Steuben
297
0
Suffolk
43,630
77
Sullivan
1,485
0
Tioga
193
0
Tompkins
232
1
Ulster
2,045
6
Warren
304
0
Washington
256
1
Wayne
249
1
Westchester
36,107
32
Wyoming
115
1
Yates
56
0

August 5th, there were 3 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,185. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Manhattan
1
Monroe
1
Westchester
1