Governor Cuomo’s September 26th COVID-19 Update

1.00% Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive

4 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 1,480 Establishments; Observes 3 Establishments Not in Compliance

 Confirms 1,005 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 454,760; New Cases in 51 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.

“It’s vital that New Yorkers continue to practice the basic behaviors that drive our ability to fight COVID-19 as we move into the fall and flu season. Wearing masks, socially distancing and washing hands make a critical difference, as does the deliberate enforcement of state guidance by local governments,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’ll continue to closely monitor the data and keep New Yorkers updated so they can make educated decisions for themselves and their families. We can move through COVID-19 if we stay New York Tough and if we do so together.”

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,480 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 3 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

  • Suffolk – 3

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 527 (+16)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 95
  • Hospital Counties – 34
  • Number ICU – 164 (+10)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 75 (-1)
  • Total Discharges – 76,528 (+72)
  • Deaths – 4
  • Total Deaths – 25,450

Of the 99,953 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 1,005, or 1.00 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
0.5%
0.7%
0.7%
Central New York
1.3%
0.9%
0.6%
Finger Lakes
0.7%
0.4%
0.4%
Long Island
0.7%
1.0%
0.9%
Mid-Hudson
1.5%
1.7%
1.6%
Mohawk Valley
0.3%
0.6%
0.5%
New York City
1.1%
1.0%
1.1%
North Country
0.5%
0.1%
0.2%
Southern Tier
0.7%
0.7%
1.2%
Western New York
1.9%
1.1%
1.3%

The Governor also confirmed 1,005 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 454,760 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 454,760 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
3,082
19
Allegany
106
3
Broome
1,550
37
Cattaraugus
259
1
Cayuga
211
3
Chautauqua
568
7
Chemung
440
25
Chenango
249
1
Clinton
159
1
Columbia
591
3
Cortland
171
2
Delaware
133
0
Dutchess
5,115
7
Erie
11,308
57
Essex
167
3
Franklin
66
0
Fulton
334
1
Genesee
319
2
Greene
323
0
Hamilton
15
0
Herkimer
334
3
Jefferson
167
0
Lewis
50
0
Livingston
207
1
Madison
493
1
Monroe
6,002
17
Montgomery
232
0
Nassau
46,576
71
Niagara
1,773
7
NYC
242,311
429
Oneida
2,407
7
Onondaga
4,342
21
Ontario
471
2
Orange
12,014
59
Orleans
332
2
Oswego
483
4
Otsego
338
3
Putnam
1,597
3
Rensselaer
908
3
Rockland
15,100
55
Saratoga
1,036
5
Schenectady
1,399
1
Schoharie
84
1
Schuyler
41
0
Seneca
106
0
St. Lawrence
322
0
Steuben
404
17
Suffolk
46,345
52
Sullivan
1,583
2
Tioga
234
5
Tompkins
409
1
Ulster
2,256
1
Warren
377
6
Washington
296
2
Wayne
316
1
Westchester
38,051
50
Wyoming
136
1
Yates
62
0

Yesterday, there were 4 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,450. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Erie
1
Kings
2
Oneida
1