Governor Cuomo’s September 21, 2020 Update on New York State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

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

1 COVID-19 Death in New York State Yesterday—Matching Lowest Since Start of Pandemic

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 1,136 Establishments; Observes 5 Establishments Not in Compliance

Confirms 573 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 450,473; New Cases in 39 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.

“I once again want to thank all New Yorkers for their extraordinary efforts. The spirit of community, the spirit of unity and the efforts they’re making have literally saved thousands of lives. So the health that you’re protecting is not just yours and your family’s, but that of all New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said. “And it’s not just a question of rhetoric—it’s reality. Only one New Yorker passed away, and we won’t stop until that number is zero. But when you look at what’s going on around the country and what’s going on around the world, it’s a really extraordinary accomplishment that New Yorkers have achieved and I congratulate them.”

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,136 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 5 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

  • Bronx – 1
  • Nassau – 4

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 468 (+0)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 38
  • Hospital Counties – 31
  • Number ICU – 134 (+2)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 66 (+6)
  • Total Discharges – 76,218 (+39)
  • Deaths – 1
  • Total Deaths – 25,428

Of the 58,319 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 573, or 0.98 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Region
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Capital Region
0.8%
0.5%
1.0%
Central New York
0.5%
1.2%
1.2%
Finger Lakes
0.5%
0.4%
0.8%
Long Island
1.0%
0.9%
0.9%
Mid-Hudson
1.2%
1.0%
1.1%
Mohawk Valley
0.4%
0.4%
0.2%
New York City
1.1%
0.9%
1.0%
North Country
0.3%
0.5%
0.0%
Southern Tier
0.4%
0.4%
0.7%
Western New York
0.9%
1.6%
1.6%

The Governor also confirmed 573 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 450,473 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 450,473 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
3,024
8
Allegany
99
1
Broome
1,472
7
Cattaraugus
255
1
Cayuga
199
0
Chautauqua
541
4
Chemung
338
8
Chenango
248
0
Clinton
154
0
Columbia
582
1
Cortland
161
2
Delaware
130
0
Dutchess
5,076
17
Erie
11,042
43
Essex
160
0
Franklin
65
0
Fulton
332
0
Genesee
316
2
Greene
320
1
Hamilton
15
0
Herkimer
321
0
Jefferson
163
0
Lewis
50
0
Livingston
201
0
Madison
488
1
Monroe
5,911
17
Montgomery
227
0
Nassau
46,259
41
Niagara
1,728
4
NYC
240,456
260
Oneida
2,378
3
Onondaga
4,231
11
Ontario
464
3
Orange
11,822
10
Orleans
324
1
Oswego
456
9
Otsego
332
0
Putnam
1,577
3
Rensselaer
901
2
Rockland
14,833
10
Saratoga
1,004
6
Schenectady
1,383
3
Schoharie
83
0
Schuyler
38
0
Seneca
105
0
St. Lawrence
318
0
Steuben
353
3
Suffolk
46,109
48
Sullivan
1,573
2
Tioga
224
0
Tompkins
398
1
Ulster
2,242
0
Warren
363
3
Washington
287
0
Wayne
311
1
Westchester
37,837
36
Wyoming
132
0
Yates
62
0

Yesterday, there was 1 death due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,428. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Kings
1