September 2, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces 26th Straight Day with COVID-19 Infection Rate Below 1 Percent

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0.80 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive

 

5 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

 

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 1,144 Establishments; Observes 3 Establishments Not in Compliance

 

Confirms 708 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 436,218; New Cases in 39 Counties

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the 26th straight day that New York State's COVID-19 infection rate has remained below 1 percent. Yesterday, 0.80 percent of tests reported to the state were positive. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

 

"Defeating COVID-19 requires a shared commitment among all New Yorkers to wear masks, socially distance and wash hands, and I thank them for listening to state guidance and taking social action to get us to this point today. 26 straight days with an infection rate below 1 percent is no mean feat," Governor Cuomo said. "However, high case levels throughout the country are storm clouds on the horizon, and we have to stay vigilant in partnership with the enforcement of local governments. We're all in this together, and we'll get through it together—stay tough, New York."

 

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,144 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 - 445 (+13)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 81
  • Hospital Counties - 31
  • Number ICU - 117 (+8)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 61 (+7)
  • Total Discharges - 75,203 (+61)
  • Deaths - 5
  • Total Deaths - 25,336

 

Of the 88,447 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 708, or 0.80 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Capital Region

0.6%

1.3%

0.5%

Central New York

1.3%

0.9%

0.7%

Finger Lakes

0.4%

0.4%

0.2%

Long Island

1.2%

1.0%

0.8%

Mid-Hudson

1.3%

0.8%

0.9%

Mohawk Valley

0.3%

1.9%

0.9%

New York City

0.9%

0.9%

0.7%

North Country

0.2%

0.3%

0.6%

Southern Tier

0.7%

0.7%

0.6%

Western New York

2.0%

1.6%

1.7%

 

The Governor also confirmed 708 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 436,218 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 436,218 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,791

5

Allegany

89

0

Broome

1,315

4

Cattaraugus

216

10

Cayuga

180

0

Chautauqua

428

23

Chemung

205

0

Chenango

229

0

Clinton

151

0

Columbia

570

1

Cortland

102

1

Delaware

120

5

Dutchess

4,878

10

Erie

10,017

70

Essex

135

4

Franklin

58

0

Fulton

311

0

Genesee

297

0

Greene

310

1

Hamilton

14

0

Herkimer

303

5

Jefferson

150

0

Lewis

49

0

Livingston

184

1

Madison

461

0

Monroe

5,468

6

Montgomery

208

1

Nassau

44,845

84

Niagara

1,632

6

NYC

234,806

264

Oneida

2,283

2

Onondaga

3,922

10

Ontario

393

0

Orange

11,460

15

Orleans

306

0

Oswego

307

3

Otsego

189

10

Putnam

1,510

5

Rensselaer

844

3

Rockland

14,305

34

Saratoga

852

6

Schenectady

1,278

7

Schoharie

70

0

Schuyler

26

0

Seneca

100

0

St. Lawrence

279

4

Steuben

315

0

Suffolk

44,940

55

Sullivan

1,534

4

Tioga

209

0

Tompkins

280

10

Ulster

2,178

2

Warren

322

0

Washington

268

0

Wayne

281

1

Westchester

37,057

36

Wyoming

126

0

Yates

62

0

 

Yesterday, there were 5 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,336. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

1

Broome

1

Queens

1

Rensselaer

1

Suffolk

1

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