May 13, 2020
Albany, NY

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Fourth Region Hits Benchmark to Begin Reopening May 15th

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North Country Joins Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Mohawk Valley Regions, Which Have Met the Seven Metrics Required to Begin Reopening After NYS on Pause Orders Expire on May 15th

 

Regional Monitoring Dashboard Showing How Many Metrics Each Region Has Met to Reopen is Available Here

 

Results of Antibody Testing Survey of 2,750 Members of the NYS Police Show 3.1 Percent Have COVID-19 Antibodies

 

Results of Antibody Testing Survey of Approximately 3,000 Members of the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Show 7.5 Percent Have COVID-19 Antibodies

 

Confirms 2,176 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 340,661; New Cases in 47 Counties

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that as of today, the North Country has met all seven metrics required to begin phase one of the state's regional phased reopening plan when NYS on PAUSE orders expire on May 15th, joining the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Mohawk Valley Regions. If the trend continues, these four regions can begin opening businesses for phase one, which includes construction; manufacturing and wholesale supply chain; retail for curbside pickup and drop-off or in-store pickup; and agriculture, forestry and fishing. The Central New York region has met six of the seven metrics and could potentially be ready at the end of the week. A guide to the state's "NY Forward Reopening" Plan is available here. The state's regional monitoring dashboard is available here.

 

 

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The Governor also announced the results of the state's antibody testing survey of 2,750 members of the New York State Police Show 3.1 percent of the members have COVID-19 antibodies. Additionally, results of the state's antibody testing survey of approximately 3,000 members of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision show 7.5 percent of members have COVID-19 antibodies. These results are compared to 12.3 percent of the general population in Upstate New York that tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies.

 

 

As the numbers continue to decline and we are coming down the other side of the mountain, a lot of attention is now on reopening.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

"As the numbers continue to decline and we are coming down the other side of the mountain, a lot of attention is now on reopening," Governor Cuomo said. "We're doing something in this state that no other state is doing - we are having a transparent discussion about the reopening operations because it only works if people understand it and are part of it. New Yorkers will know exactly what is happening in their region and in their county on a daily basis, and the state will continue to monitor these metrics to determine when regions are ready to reopen and if we need to adjust the reopening plans. Four regions have now met all seven metrics required to begin reopening, and we will continue to keep New Yorkers informed as this process goes forward."

 

 

Governor Cuomo Announces Fourth Region Hits Benchmark to Begin Reopening May 15th

Finally, the Governor confirmed 2,176 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 340,661 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 340,661 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

1,494

15

Allegany

44

2

Broome

382

3

Cattaraugus

61

0

Cayuga

60

0

Chautauqua

43

1

Chemung

132

1

Chenango

112

0

Clinton

78

1

Columbia

318

4

Cortland

31

1

Delaware

66

1

Dutchess

3,429

30

Erie

4,606

76

Essex

32

0

Franklin

17

0

Fulton

140

5

Genesee

174

0

Greene

206

0

Hamilton

5

0

Herkimer

84

3

Jefferson

68

0

Lewis

11

0

Livingston

103

1

Madison

253

2

Monroe

1,959

69

Montgomery

68

1

Nassau

38,587

153

Niagara

690

19

NYC

187,250

1,127

Oneida

686

10

Onondaga

1,395

87

Ontario

109

2

Orange

9,693

61

Orleans

142

9

Oswego

76

0

Otsego

67

0

Putnam

1,108

10

Rensselaer

420

4

Rockland

12,543

39

Saratoga

410

3

Schenectady

587

6

Schoharie

47

1

Schuyler

8

0

Seneca

49

0

St. Lawrence

192

1

Steuben

230

1

Suffolk

37,305

243

Sullivan

1,135

16

Tioga

108

1

Tompkins

136

4

Ulster

1,481

16

Warren

223

2

Washington

214

4

Wayne

84

1

Westchester

31,611

139

Wyoming

77

0

Yates

22

1

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