‘Hospitalizations Drop Below 800 — Lowest Since March 18’ Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic


6 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Lowest Three-Day Average Death Toll Since March 16

1.05% of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive 

Confirms 730 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitalizations dropped below 800 for the first time since March 18, and the three-day average death toll—7—is the lowest since March 16. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

“Throughout this pandemic, we’ve made progress by recognizing that state and local governments can’t fight the virus on their own—the efforts of everyday New Yorkers to socially distance, wear masks and wash their hands are central to our ability to slow the spread and save lives,” Governor Cuomo said. “As we allow ourselves to celebrate some good news—that hospitalizations have dropped below 800 for the first time since March 18 and the three-day average death toll is at its lowest since March 16—I urge residents to stay New York Tough and not give up the ground we’ve worked so hard to gain together, particularly in the face of rising cases throughout the country and compliance issues here at home.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 799 (-27)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 75 (-12)
  • Hospital Counties – 28
  • Number ICU – 177 (-1)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 100 (+8)
  • Total Discharges – 71,477 (+106)
  • Deaths – 6
  • Total Deaths – 24,974

Of the 69,203 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 730, or 1.05 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGION
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
Capital Region
0.7%
0.7%
1.2%
Central New York
0.8%
1.9%
1.7%
Finger Lakes
0.9%
1.7%
1.0%
Long Island
0.9%
1.0%
1.0%
Mid-Hudson
0.6%
0.9%
0.8%
Mohawk Valley
1.1%
1.2%
0.9%
New York City
1.0%
1.1%
1.0%
North Country
0.4%
0.1%
0.3%
Southern Tier
0.7%
1.3%
1.5%
Western New York
0.9%
1.0%
1.9%

The Governor also confirmed 730 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 401,029 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 401,029 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
2,208
18
Allegany
66
2
Broome
807
23
Cattaraugus
138
4
Cayuga
126
2
Chautauqua
170
15
Chemung
148
0
Chenango
166
0
Clinton
108
1
Columbia
485
3
Cortland
58
2
Delaware
91
0
Dutchess
4,269
7
Erie
7,711
51
Essex
51
0
Franklin
35
0
Fulton
265
1
Genesee
247
1
Greene
265
1
Hamilton
6
0
Herkimer
188
4
Jefferson
95
0
Lewis
31
0
Livingston
145
1
Madison
374
3
Monroe
4,153
33
Montgomery
130
2
Nassau
42,267
35
Niagara
1,334
7
NYC
218,710
307
Oneida
1,818
12
Onondaga
3,100
22
Ontario
296
3
Orange
10,830
10
Orleans
287
0
Oswego
219
3
Otsego
88
0
Putnam
1,361
6
Rensselaer
593
5
Rockland
13,700
9
Saratoga
595
8
Schenectady
856
4
Schoharie
62
0
Schuyler
15
2
Seneca
74
1
St. Lawrence
230
3
Steuben
274
2
Suffolk
41,987
76
Sullivan
1,464
0
Tioga
160
1
Tompkins
183
2
Ulster
1,855
2
Warren
274
0
Washington
249
0
Wayne
203
2
Westchester
35,260
34
Wyoming
101
0
Yates
48
0