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


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

9 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Confirms 918 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 395,872; 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.

“New York continues to make progress combatting the scourge of COVID-19, even as we see heavily increasing infections in other states,” Governor Cuomo said. “Yesterday, hospitalizations continued to decline and we saw a low rate of positive tests, which show the state continues on the right track as we practice a slow, data-driven and incremental reopening. The more than 900 new cases in New York yesterday, while representing just 1.38 percent of tests, is a reminder that the virus is still here and I cannot repeat enough that our actions today – those of individuals being smart and following all precautions, and local governments enforcing the state’s guidelines – will determine which direction these numbers go. This holiday weekend please wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, and stay New York smart.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 857 (-21)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 73 (-23)
  • Hospital Counties – 30
  • Number ICU – 188 (-21)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 125 (-4)
  • Total Discharges – 70,794 (+96)
  • Deaths – 9
  • Total Deaths – 24,885

Of the 66,392 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 918, or 1.38 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGION
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
Capital Region
1.00%
1.20%
1.10%
Central New York
1.40%
1.60%
0.90%
Finger Lakes
1.50%
1.50%
1.80%
Long Island
1.10%
1.10%
0.90%
Mid-Hudson
0.80%
1.10%
1.40%
Mohawk Valley
1.40%
2.10%
2.90%
New York City
1.10%
1.30%
1.50%
North Country
0.40%
0.40%
1.20%
Southern Tier
0.70%
0.50%
0.50%
Western New York
1.30%
1.00%
1.70%

The Governor also confirmed 918 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 395,872 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 395,872 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
2,130
5
Allegany
63
1
Broome
736
7
Cattaraugus
124
0
Cayuga
120
1
Chautauqua
129
2
Chemung
145
1
Chenango
148
0
Clinton
101
0
Columbia
474
2
Cortland
48
1
Delaware
91
0
Dutchess
4,231
6
Erie
7,427
57
Essex
46
4
Franklin
33
1
Fulton
261
1
Genesee
239
1
Greene
263
3
Hamilton
6
0
Herkimer
172
8
Jefferson
93
3
Lewis
30
0
Livingston
130
0
Madison
360
1
Monroe
3,885
52
Montgomery
119
0
Nassau
41,947
37
Niagara
1,262
14
NYC
216,362
460
Oneida
1,708
36
Onondaga
2,909
12
Ontario
275
7
Orange
10,759
15
Orleans
282
0
Oswego
206
0
Otsego
84
0
Putnam
1,333
1
Rensselaer
559
3
Rockland
13,623
11
Saratoga
561
6
Schenectady
824
8
Schoharie
58
0
Schuyler
13
0
Seneca
70
0
St. Lawrence
222
2
Steuben
268
0
Suffolk
41,538
47
Sullivan
1,455
2
Tioga
143
0
Tompkins
178
0
Ulster
1,815
25
Warren
266
2
Washington
246
0
Wayne
181
5
Westchester
34,980
68
Wyoming
95
0
Yates
46
0