Governor Cuomo’s November 22nd Update for New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic


Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 4.39 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 2.29 Percent   

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.74 Percent

30 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Between now and January, there will be increased social interaction, and the consequence, I believe, will be an increase in the rate of cases. The only question of how much and how fast is up to you,” Governor Cuomo said. “You can change what you do, and you can change how your community acts. We have several communities across the state in the warning track to yellow zones or become red or orange zones this week and while a vaccine is expected to come in December or January, we cannot let our guard down. The vaccine will be first distributed for high-need populations, but it will be six months at a minimum before it is widely available, so we simply cannot afford six months of a sustained increase in cases. The post-holiday increase is purely a function of what we do and New Yorkers have already proven their toughness, but as Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches, we need to stay the course. If we all continue to wash our hands, wear our masks and avoid gatherings, we will be able to keep our infection rate down and keep New Yorkers safe.”

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 4.39 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.29 percent. Within the focus areas, 42,198 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 1,853 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 154,410 test results were reported, yielding 3,538 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

Statewide
11/1- 11/7 % Positive
11/8- 11/14 % Positive
Current 7-day rolling average
Day Prior (11/20) % Positive
Yesterday (11/21) % Positive
All focus area statewide % positive
3.44%
4.89%
4.55%
4.34%
4.39%
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included
1.95%
2.86%
2.89%
2.87%
2.74%
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included
1.81%
2.47%
2.44%
2.49%
2.29%

Micro-cluster zone 7-day average positivity rates for today, yesterday, the day before, last week, and the week prior is below:

Focus Zone
11/1- 11/7 % Positive
11/8- 11/14 % Positive
Day Prior 7-day Rolling Average
Yesterday 7-day Rolling Average
Current 7-day Rolling average
Erie orange-zone focus area % positive
4.53%
7.22%
7.40%
7.25%
7.25%
Erie Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.64%
5.34%
6.57%
7.58%
7.36%
Niagara Yellow -zone focus area % positive
4.29%
5.10%
4.40%
4.30%
4.44%
Monroe Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.06%
5.54%
4.12%
3.96%
3.80%
Onondaga Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.68%
6.58%
6.01%
5.65%
5.12%
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills/Astoria yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.11%
3.40%
3.39%
3.32%
3.40%
Bronx East Yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.70%
3.81%
3.41%
3.49%
3.52%
Bronx West Yellow -zone focus area % positive
2.79%
3.80%
4.68%
4.72%
4.70%
Brooklyn Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.33%
3.92%
3.55%
3.72%
3.70%
Rockland Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.46%
3.55%
3.41%
3.30%
3.39%
Chemung Orange-zone focus area % positive
6.45%
4.59%
4.76%
4.15%
4.71%
Staten Island Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.00%
4.33%
4.08%
3.99%
4.15%
Tioga Yellow-zone focus area % positive
10.03%
10.81%
6.20%
5.90%
5.60%
Orange Middletown – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
2.95%
3.81%
4.65%
4.94%
5.41%
Orange Newburgh – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
5.96%
8.07%
7.97%
7.93%
7.89%
Westchester Peekskill – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
5.16%
10.36%
8.11%
7.70%
7.15%
Westchester Ossining – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
5.00%
9.88%
10.96%
10.37%
10.22%
Westchester Tarrytown – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.26%
8.47%
9.82%
8.56%
8.27%
Westchester Yonkers – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.42%
4.48%
4.63%
4.07%
4.11%
Westchester New Rochelle – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.40%
6.46%
6.66%
6.58%
5.68%
Westchester Port Chester Orange-zone focus area % positive
7.46%
9.34%
7.34%
7.09%
7.59%

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,562 (+119)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 391
  • Hospital Counties – 52
  • Number ICU – 502 (+35)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 234 (+22)
  • Total Discharges – 83,307 (+276)
  • Deaths – 30
  • Total Deaths – 26,357

Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Region
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Current 7-Day Average
Capital Region
1.9%
2.4%
2.0%
2.32%
Central New York
3.2%
3.5%
2.6%
3.43%
Finger Lakes
3.2%
3.8%
2.5%
3.34%
Long Island
2.9%
2.9%
3.5%
3.23%
Mid-Hudson
3.4%
3.7%
3.3%
3.75%
Mohawk Valley
2.3%
3.3%
2.1%
2.50%
New York City
2.4%
2.6%
2.3%
2.54%
North Country
1.6%
2.2%
1.3%
1.73%
Southern Tier
0.9%
1.2%
1.5%
1.16%
Western New York
4.1%
5.7%
6.0%
5.06%

Each New York City borough’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Borough
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Current 7-Day Average
Bronx
3.2%
3.9%
3.3%
3.28%
Brooklyn
2.2%
2.4%
2.0%
2.24%
Manhattan
1.7%
2.0%
1.4%
1.82%
Queens
2.7%
2.4%
2.9%
2.85%
Staten Island
3.5%
3.8%
4.4%
4.04%

Of the 596,214 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
5,108
95
Allegany
846
39
Broome
4,859
67
Cattaraugus
877
35
Cayuga
704
6
Chautauqua
1,392
30
Chemung
2,647
76
Chenango
563
12
Clinton
418
6
Columbia
962
10
Cortland
884
14
Delaware
309
9
Dutchess
6,634
65
Erie
21,075
521
Essex
248
2
Franklin
231
2
Fulton
432
3
Genesee
758
23
Greene
626
4
Hamilton
37
1
Herkimer
575
11
Jefferson
418
11
Lewis
300
0
Livingston
583
6
Madison
797
2
Monroe
12,406
314
Montgomery
378
2
Nassau
56,706
437
Niagara
3,152
64
NYC
294,765
1,930
Oneida
4,081
43
Onondaga
9,160
213
Ontario
1,087
15
Orange
15,872
73
Orleans
561
7
Oswego
1,187
23
Otsego
508
3
Putnam
2,362
6
Rensselaer
1,515
21
Rockland
20,602
91
Saratoga
1,904
29
Schenectady
2,073
11
Schoharie
169
3
Schuyler
262
9
Seneca
243
3
St. Lawrence
667
9
Steuben
1,557
32
Suffolk
56,339
532
Sullivan
2,078
13
Tioga
1,024
11
Tompkins
904
28
Ulster
3,023
19
Warren
542
5
Washington
422
4
Wayne
912
11
Westchester
46,841
372
Wyoming
401
4
Yates
228
4

Yesterday, 30 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,357. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Allegany
4
Bronx
2
Broome
4
Cayuga
1
Dutchess
3
Erie
2
Franklin
1
Kings
2
Nassau
1
Niagara
1
Oneida
2
Rockland
2
Steuben
3
Tioga
1
Westchester
1