September 6, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop to New Low

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Hospitalizations Drop to 410—New Low Since March 16

 

0.85 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive; 30 Straight Days with Infection Rate Below 1 Percent

 

Announces Results of Focused Testing Effort in Oneonta

 

9 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

 

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 1,390 Establishments; Observes 8 Establishments Not in Compliance

 

Confirms 729 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 439,501; New Cases in 47 Counties

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State's COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped to 410—a new low since March 16. The state's COVID-19 infection rate has been less than 1 percent for 30 straight days. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

 

"We know based on experience that an incremental, data-driven reopening is the best way to protect the health and safety of all New Yorkers. As this virus continues to be a national crisis, it's clear that caution is a virtue, not a vice," Governor Cuomo said. "Our infection rate has been below 1 percent for 30 days, and New Yorkers can help us keep that streak going by wearing masks, socially distancing and washing their hands. Our actions today determine the rate of infection tomorrow, so as the Labor Day weekend continues, I urge everyone to be smart so we don't see a spike in the weeks ahead."

 

Oneonta SWAT Team Testing Effort

 

The Governor also announced the results of the State's testing SWAT Team's focused testing effort in the City of Oneonta in Otsego County over the past five days. A total of 1,965 tests were performed at the 3 sites with results delivered in 15 minutes. A total of 91 positive cases were identified, for a positivity rate of 4.6 percent. Contact tracing efforts in partnership with local health departments are ongoing. However, test results show that the cases continue to be connected to ongoing spread among college students with 85 of the 91 positives cases being individuals aged 18-24. Of the 738 tests for individuals in this age bracket, 11.5 percent tested positive. For the 1,227 individuals tested who were not in the 18-24 age bracket, the positivity rate was 0.48 percent.

 

To ensure continued availability of rapid result testing over the next weeks in Oneonta, Governor Cuomo directed the State Department of Health to lend for use over the next weeks 4 rapid result testing machines to the local health department and provide an initial allotment of test kits, enabling more than 750 additional rapid tests to be administered over the next weeks. The test results are delivered in 15 minutes, allowing contact tracing efforts to begin immediately. The machines will be distributed on loan from the New York State Department of Health.

 

The Governor also reminded Oneonta residents that there are 5 existing testing sites currently operating in the City of Oneonta where COVID testing can be scheduled. The sites are listed here: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you.

 

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,390 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 8 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below:

 

  • Bronx - 1
  • Queens - 2
  • Nassau - 1
  • Suffolk - 4

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 410 (-15)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 53
  • Hospital Counties - 33
  • Number ICU - 119 (+4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 56 (-5)
  • Total Discharges - 75,425 (+59)
  • Deaths - 9
  • Total Deaths - 25,359

 

Of the 85,630 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 729, or 0.85 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Capital Region

1.1%

0.5%

0.9%

Central New York

0.6%

0.7%

0.8%

Finger Lakes

0.8%

0.6%

0.7%

Long Island

1.4%

1.5%

1.1%

Mid-Hudson

1.0%

1.1%

0.9%

Mohawk Valley

1.5%

0.7%

0.9%

New York City

0.7%

0.7%

0.7%

North Country

0.4%

0.2%

0.2%

Southern Tier

0.8%

0.2%

0.5%

Western New York

1.6%

1.2%

2.0%

 

The Governor also confirmed 729 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 439,501 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 439,501 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,831

8

Allegany

92

0

Broome

1,357

7

Cattaraugus

229

2

Cayuga

183

1

Chautauqua

475

4

Chemung

208

2

Chenango

235

2

Clinton

152

0

Columbia

575

0

Cortland

103

1

Delaware

123

0

Dutchess

4,928

14

Erie

10,266

54

Essex

148

1

Franklin

59

0

Fulton

312

0

Genesee

301

1

Greene

314

1

Hamilton

14

0

Herkimer

308

2

Jefferson

154

0

Lewis

49

0

Livingston

189

1

Madison

474

0

Monroe

5,572

21

Montgomery

215

1

Nassau

45,193

78

Niagara

1,650

7

NYC

236,009

295

Oneida

2,302

4

Onondaga

3,983

19

Ontario

405

4

Orange

11,515

11

Orleans

314

4

Oswego

325

0

Otsego

268

19

Putnam

1,531

3

Rensselaer

859

1

Rockland

14,396

14

Saratoga

889

12

Schenectady

1,310

11

Schoharie

73

1

Schuyler

28

1

Seneca

102

0

St. Lawrence

296

3

Steuben

320

1

Suffolk

45,258

58

Sullivan

1,543

0

Tioga

212

1

Tompkins

332

11

Ulster

2,201

2

Warren

326

1

Washington

270

1

Wayne

291

3

Westchester

37,246

41

Wyoming

126

0

Yates

62

0

 

Yesterday, there were 9 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,359. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Broome

1

Erie

2

Essex

2

Kings

2

Manhattan

1

Schenectady

1

 
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