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Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

New York State Positivity Without Red Zone Focus Areas Included is 1.05 Percent; Full New York State Positivity is 1.12 Percent

40 Percent of Yesterday's Hospital Admissions from Areas in Hot Spot Zones Downstate and Southern Tier Counties State is Monitoring after Recent Increases in Cases

12 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 641 Establishments; Observes 5 Establishments Not in Compliance

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo updated New Yorkers last evening on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. New York State's positivity rate without the Red Zone focus areas included was 1.05 percent for yesterday's test results. The state's overall positivity rate is 1.12 percent.

In "Red Zone" focus areas included as part of the Governor's Cluster Action Initiative, the positivity rate for test results reported yesterday is 3.70 percent - down from the 6.13 percent average from last week - however, it is important to note that weekend test results are often not reflective of the current situation and testing results over the next days will help show the impact of recent efforts to combat these outbreaks. The "Red Zone" focus areas are home to 2.8 percent of state's population, yet had 17.6 percent of all positive cases reported last week to New York State. 

"In New York our strategy is to identify micro-clusters. We do more testing than any other state, so we have more data. We also are obsessive about getting incoming case numbers from the hospitals. You map those cases and you find the greatest predominance of cases in a geographic area. That is a micro-cluster," Governor Cuomo said. "We have an approximately 1 percent infection rate statewide, which is very low compared to other states. If we find an area where the rate is 2 percent, that's a micro-cluster. Three percent in a lot of states would be a safe zone - in New York, we consider it a micro-cluster. So we are doing very targeted analysis because we have so much testing capacity, and we will continue to let the data and science drive our approach to keeping the virus in check."

A comparison between New York and other states with regard to COVID-19 data is available below:

State

Population

Total Tests Done Past 7 days

Peak Weekly Testing

When Hit Peak

Tests Per Day (7-day Avg)

Positivity (7-day Avg)

New York

19,453,561

834,342

834,342

10/11/2020

119,191

1.17%

Illinois

12,671,821

421,563

421,563

10/11/2020

60,223

4.20%

Massachusetts

6,892,503

413,503

482,334

9/27/2020

59,071

1.00%

Texas

28,995,881

349,666

520,978

10/4/2020

49,952

7.60%

Ohio

11,689,100

266,646

285,488

10/4/2020

38,092

3.70%

Michigan

9,986,857

246,035

246,035

10/11/2020

35,147

3.30%

North Carolina

10,488,084

227,282

227,282

10/11/2020

32,468

6.00%

New Jersey

8,882,190

180,678

220,828

10/4/2020

25,811

3.00%

Florida

21,477,737

153,616

428,634

7/19/2020

21,945

11.70%

Virginia

8,535,519

142,942

142,942

10/11/2020

20,420

4.80%

Washington

7,614,893

138,482

138,482

10/11/2020

19,783

2.60%

Georgia

10,617,423

132,421

210,408

8/9/2020

18,917

6.40%

Pennsylvania

12,801,989

110,691

110,691

10/11/2020

15,813

7.80%

Arizona

7,278,717

70,034

94,399

7/5/2020

10,004

6.90%

Within the "Red Zone" focus areas, 2,190 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 81 positives or a 3.70 percent positivity rate. In the remainder of the state, not counting these "Red Zone" focus areas, 89,603 test results were reported, yielding 948 positives or a 1.05 percent positivity rate.

The "Red Zone" focus areas are home to 2.8 percent of the state population yet had 7.9 percent of all positive test results reported to the state yesterday, and 17.6 percent of all positive case results reported to the state last week. The positivity rate for test results this past week in the "Red Zone" areas was 6.13 percent last week, down slightly from the prior week as shown in the charts below. Given that yesterday's test results are from weekend data reporting, additional weekday data will be required to assess current trends and the effect of efforts to combat the viral spread in 'red zone' focus areas.

FOCUS ZONE

Week of 9/27-10/3 % Positive

Past Week (10/4-10/10)

Yesterday (10/11) % Positive

Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive

6.69%

5.86%

4.54%

Queens % red-zone focus area % positive

2.97%

3.36%

1.63%

Rockland % red-zone focus area % positive

12.29%

9.77%

12.90%

Orange red-zone focus area % positive

24.64%

12.41%

3.51%

All red-zone focus area % positive

6.91%

6.13%

3.70%

Statewide % positive with red-zone focus areas included

1.25%

1.18%

1.12%

Statewide % positive without red-zone focus areas included

1.02%

1.01%

1.05%

 

Week of 9/27-10/3

Past Week (10/4-10/10) 

Yesterday (10/11)

 
 

 Percentage of state's positive cases coming from red-zone focus areas

21.80%

17.60%

7.90%

 

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 641 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:

  • Nassau - 5

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 878 (+58)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 122
  • Hospital Counties - 39
  • Number ICU - 185 (-1)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 86 (+2)
  • Total Discharges - 77,691 (+60)
  • Deaths - 12
  • Total Deaths - 25,587

Of the 122 new hospital admissions yesterday, 40 percent were from the hot spot areas New York State is monitoring in downstate counties--Orange, Rockland, Brooklyn and Queens--and parts of the Southern Tier where recent upticks and clusters have developed, including in Broome, Chemung, and Steuben counties. The State is deploying additional community testing resources to these areas over the next days.

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

REGION

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Capital Region

0.4%

0.6%

0.9%

Central New York

0.9%

0.9%

1.4%

Finger Lakes

0.7%

0.9%

0.8%

Long Island

1.1%

1.0%

1.2%

Mid-Hudson

1.5%

1.1%

1.9%

Mohawk Valley

0.7%

0.2%

0.4%

New York City

1.1%

1.1%

1.1%

North Country

0.2%

0.2%

0.2%

Southern Tier

1.1%

0.9%

0.9%

Western New York

1.4%

1.4%

1.1%

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

BOROUGH

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Bronx

1.0%

1.2%

1.5%

Brooklyn

1.4%

1.5%

1.2%

Manhattan

0.6%

0.4%

0.6%

Queens

1.2%

1.2%

1.4%

Staten Island

1.4%

1.0%

1.3%

Of the 475,315 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

3,304

11

Allegany

151

1

Broome

2,485

43

Cattaraugus

362

4

Cayuga

246

2

Chautauqua

695

4

Chemung

985

27

Chenango

277

2

Clinton

179

0

Columbia

624

3

Cortland

317

16

Delaware

149

1

Dutchess

5,259

7

Erie

12,154

47

Essex

179

1

Franklin

71

0

Fulton

352

0

Genesee

359

1

Greene

388

5

Hamilton

15

0

Herkimer

361

2

Jefferson

185

1

Lewis

55

0

Livingston

225

3

Madison

511

0

Monroe

6,453

32

Montgomery

245

0

Nassau

47,998

65

Niagara

1,902

7

NYC

250,757

393

Oneida

2,549

10

Onondaga

4,807

28

Ontario

519

3

Orange

12,869

27

Orleans

352

2

Oswego

552

2

Otsego

360

0

Putnam

1,689

6

Rensselaer

985

5

Rockland

16,760

43

Saratoga

1,158

9

Schenectady

1,459

5

Schoharie

94

0

Schuyler

72

5

Seneca

120

1

St. Lawrence

345

0

Steuben

702

12

Suffolk

47,493

62

Sullivan

1,650

1

Tioga

352

7

Tompkins

481

2

Ulster

2,366

8

Warren

430

1

Washington

318

1

Wayne

365

3

Westchester

39,001

107

Wyoming

152

0

Yates

72

1

Yesterday, there were 12 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,587. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Erie

1

Orange

2

Queens

2

Richmond

1

Seneca

1

Steuben

4

Westchester

1

 

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