Governor Cuomo’s 9/5/2020 Update for New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic


0.80 Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive; 29th Straight Day with COVID-19 Infection Rate Below One Percent

2 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Confirms 801 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 438,772; New Cases in 41 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.

Governor Cuomo

“New York went from one of the worst situations in the country to one of the best: Our state has gone 29 straight days with an infection rate remaining below one percent,” Governor Cuomo said. “Overall, our numbers continue to be good news – our progress proves that this virus responds to science, not politics. But we cannot go backwards. As we celebrate this Labor Day Weekend, we must all continue to wear our masks, socially distance, wash our hands and stay New York Tough.”

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,441 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 14 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

  • Bronx – 2
  • Brooklyn – 1
  • Manhattan – 4
  • Queens – 5
  • Suffolk – 2

 Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization– 425 (-3)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 67
  • Hospital Counties– 31
  • Number ICU– 115 (-1)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 61 (+0)
  • Total Discharges– 75,366 (+59)
  • Deaths– 2
  • Total Deaths– 25,350

Of the 99,761 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 801, or 0.80 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Region
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Capital Region
0.8%
1.1%
0.5%
Central New York
0.6%
0.6%
0.7%
Finger Lakes
0.9%
0.8%
0.6%
Long Island
1.1%
1.4%
1.5%
Mid-Hudson
1.2%
1.0%
1.1%
Mohawk Valley
1.0%
1.5%
0.7%
New York City
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
North Country
1.2%
0.4%
0.2%
Southern Tier
1.7%
0.8%
0.2%
Western New York
1.8%
1.6%
1.2%

The Governor also confirmed 801 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 438,772 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 438,772 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
2,823
4
Allegany
92
2
Broome
1,350
8
Cattaraugus
227
4
Cayuga
182
1
Chautauqua
471
7
Chemung
206
0
Chenango
233
2
Clinton
152
0
Columbia
575
1
Cortland
102
0
Delaware
123
2
Dutchess
4,914
12
Erie
10,212
56
Essex
147
2
Franklin
59
0
Fulton
312
0
Genesee
300
0
Greene
313
0
Hamilton
14
0
Herkimer
306
0
Jefferson
154
0
Lewis
49
0
Livingston
188
0
Madison
474
0
Monroe
5,551
22
Montgomery
214
2
Nassau
45,115
107
Niagara
1,643
5
NYC
235,714
279
Oneida
2,298
3
Onondaga
3,964
17
Ontario
401
3
Orange
11,504
17
Orleans
310
3
Oswego
325
11
Otsego
249
14
Putnam
1,528
5
Rensselaer
858
4
Rockland
14,382
24
Saratoga
877
9
Schenectady
1,299
1
Schoharie
72
1
Schuyler
27
0
Seneca
102
0
St. Lawrence
293
2
Steuben
319
0
Suffolk
45,200
98
Sullivan
1,543
3
Tioga
211
0
Tompkins
321
13
Ulster
2,199
3
Warren
325
1
Washington
269
0
Wayne
288
0
Westchester
37,205
53
Wyoming
126
0
Yates
62
0

Yesterday, there were 2 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,350. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Kings
1
Suffolk
1