Governor Cuomo’s November 30th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic


Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 6.22 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 4.02 Percent  

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.57 Percent

54 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

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

“All the experts spoke about what was going to happen when we reach the fall—there’s colder weather, more people are indoors and more people are now traveling. While there has been a change in behavior amongst the majority of people who understand and follow protocols, it’s as critical as ever we continue our work and focus on preparing this state, and its residents, for winter,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are already in the holiday season, and that is going to have a profound effect. It already has. It had an effect when people started to travel for the holiday season, when they started to travel for Thanksgiving, when students to go home, when people started to shop, and when they started to move around. Increased mobility and social activity equals increased viral infection rate. It is directly proportionate. And we talked about this before Thanksgiving, you are not just going into the Thanksgiving weekend, you’re starting a 37-day holiday period. It’s not a one- or two-day affair—it’s going to be the entire holiday season. New Yorkers need to stay vigilant, wash their hands, wear masks, socially distance and follow the rules as we move through the next 37 days and beyond.”

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 6.22 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 4.02 percent. Within the focus areas, 37,632 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 2,341 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 111,342 test results were reported, yielding 4,478 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

Statewide
11/8- 11/14 % Positive
11/15- 11/21 % Positive
Current 7-day rolling average
Day Prior (11/28) % Positive
Yesterday (11/29) % Positive
All focus area statewide % positive
4.81%
4.51%
5.38%
5.83%
6.22%
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included
2.86%
2.89%
3.71%
4.27%
4.57%
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included
2.47%
2.44%
3.19%
3.75%
4.02%

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

Focus Zone
11/8- 11/14 % Positive
11/15- 11/21 % Positive
Day Prior 7-day Rolling Average
Yesterday 7-day Rolling Average
Current 7-day Rolling average
Erie orange-zone focus area % positive
7.22%
7.30%
7.14%
7.20%
7.43%
Erie Yellow-zone focus area % positive
5.34%
7.36%
6.81%
6.83%
6.61%
Niagara Yellow -zone focus area % positive
5.10%
4.44%
7.16%
7.35%
7.89%
Monroe Orange-zone focus area % positive
4.41%
4.17%
5.79%
6.59%
7.04%
Monroe Yellow-zone focus area % positive
5.95%
3.58%
4.90%
5.62%
6.44%
Onondaga Orange-zone focus area % positive
6.26%
5.34%
5.10%
6.13%
5.98%
Onondaga Yellow-zone focus area % positive
6.03%
4.50%
4.60%
5.09%
5.13%
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills/Astoria yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.40%
3.40%
3.52%
3.61%
3.78%
Bronx East Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.81%
3.52%
4.51%
4.47%
4.74%
Bronx West Yellow -zone focus area % positive
3.80%
4.70%
4.30%
4.64%
4.81%
Brooklyn Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.92%
3.70%
5.32%
5.64%
5.73%
Rockland Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.55%
3.39%
3.90%
3.94%
4.23%
Chemung Orange-zone focus area % positive
4.59%
4.71%
6.86%
6.46%
7.03%
Staten Island Orange-zone focus area % positive
5.24%
4.96%
4.73%
4.75%
5.09%
Staten Island Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.75%
3.61%
3.94%
4.08%
4.18%
Tioga Yellow-zone focus area % positive
10.81%
5.60%
2.38%
3.10%
3.74%
Orange Middletown – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.81%
5.41%
3.56%
3.81%
4.78%
Orange Newburgh – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
8.07%
7.89%
8.85%
8.57%
7.76%
Manhattan-Washington Heights-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.23%
3.39%
3.12%
3.40%
3.73%
Nassau-Great Neck-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
3.69%
3.69%
3.01%
3.93%
4.34%
Nassau Massapequa Park -Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.64%
4.15%
4.76%
5.12%
5.54%
Suffolk-Hampton Bays-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
9.26%
5.69%
6.28%
7.00%
6.68%
Suffolk-Riverhead-Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.80%
4.85%
3.37%
3.49%
2.87%
Westchester Peekskill – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
10.36%
7.15%
6.14%
7.23%
8.43%
Westchester Ossining – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
9.88%
10.22%
9.97%
9.96%
10.65%
Westchester Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
8.47%
8.27%
7.37%
7.05%
6.38%
Westchester Yonkers – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
4.48%
4.11%
4.95%
4.84%
5.03%
Westchester New Rochelle – Yellow-zone focus area % positive
6.46%
5.68%
5.04%
5.44%
6.19%
Westchester Port Chester Orange-zone focus area % positive
9.34%
7.59%
7.34%
7.21%
7.91%

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 3,532 (+160)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 457
  • Hospital Counties – 54
  • Number ICU – 681 (+14)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 325 (-1)
  • Total Discharges – 85,556 (+269)
  • Deaths – 54
  • Total Deaths – 26,747

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

Region
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Current 7-Day Average
Capital Region
3.4%
3.4%
3.7%
3.24%
Central New York
8.4%
6.9%
4.2%
4.79%
Finger Lakes
6.6%
6.6%
6.6%
5.76%
Long Island
3.4%
4.1%
4.5%
3.76%
Mid-Hudson
4.8%
4.9%
5.1%
4.55%
Mohawk Valley
4.7%
5.1%
4.6%
4.42%
New York City
2.9%
3.4%
3.9%
2.92%
North Country
3.1%
2.4%
3.0%
2.80%
Southern Tier
4.4%
4.1%
3.8%
2.11%
Western New York
7.4%
7.2%
7.4%
6.94%

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

Borough
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Current 7-Day Average
Bronx
4.1%
4.1%
4.7%
3.97%
Brooklyn
2.9%
2.9%
3.5%
2.72%
Manhattan
2.2%
2.7%
3.1%
1.94%
Queens
3.1%
3.5%
4.2%
3.24%
Staten Island
3.8%
5.1%
5.8%
4.39%

Of the 647,980 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
5,816
104
Allegany
1,042
23
Broome
5,367
59
Cattaraugus
1,135
21
Cayuga
890
21
Chautauqua
1,580
18
Chemung
3,087
39
Chenango
643
4
Clinton
461
2
Columbia
1,027
7
Cortland
1,061
17
Delaware
363
4
Dutchess
7,284
87
Erie
25,427
485
Essex
286
1
Franklin
266
0
Fulton
508
13
Genesee
1,028
31
Greene
695
7
Hamilton
46
1
Herkimer
709
18
Jefferson
566
15
Lewis
368
8
Livingston
714
14
Madison
951
7
Monroe
15,660
522
Montgomery
494
10
Nassau
60,701
520
Niagara
3,874
106
NYC
311,979
2,504
Oneida
4,970
109
Onondaga
10,804
103
Ontario
1,326
22
Orange
16,891
90
Orleans
630
7
Oswego
1,625
54
Otsego
632
14
Putnam
2,844
55
Rensselaer
1,746
26
Rockland
21,632
130
Saratoga
2,293
48
Schenectady
2,481
38
Schoharie
197
1
Schuyler
316
2
Seneca
309
14
St. Lawrence
850
28
Steuben
1,797
26
Suffolk
61,072
658
Sullivan
2,202
11
Tioga
1,149
17
Tompkins
1,118
13
Ulster
3,381
56
Warren
583
6
Washington
452
3
Wayne
1,148
21
Westchester
50,693
583
Wyoming
546
13
Yates
265
3

Yesterday, 54 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,747. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
6
Broome
2
Chemung
7
Columbia
1
Dutchess
1
Erie
10
Kings
4
Manhattan
2
Monroe
1
Nassau
1
Oneida
1
Onondaga
1
Orange
1
Rockland
1
Saratoga
1
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
4
Tioga
2
Ulster
1
Wayne
1
Westchester
1
Wyoming
2
Yates
1