August 26, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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

3 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

New York State Monitoring Increase in Western New York Infection Rate

SLA and State Police Task Force Observes Violations of State Requirements at 4 Establishments

Confirms 566 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 431,340; New Cases in 39 Counties

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State's rate of positive COVID-19 tests has been below 1 percent for 19 straight days. Yesterday, 0.79 percent of test results reported to New York State were positive. New York State is closely monitoring the recent increase in Western New York's infection rate. The governor also updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 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 have good news for New Yorkers, who are continuing to act smart and united and disciplined. 0.79 percent is the infection rate, and it has been under 1 percent for 19 straight days, which is very good," Governor Cuomo said. "Our enforcement efforts are ongoing. The infection rate doesn't stay down for any reason other than as a consequence of our actions, so we're continuing to practice enforcement. Again, I call on local governments to enforce state guidance. They don't decide what opens and what closes, but they do the compliance and they have to do a better job."

 

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 989 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 4 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below:

 

  • Brooklyn - 1
  • Queens - 1
  • Staten Island - 1
  • Suffolk - 1

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 492 (+4)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 74
  • Hospital Counties - 32
  • Number ICU - 136 (+3)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 54 (+2)
  • Total Discharges - 74,791 (+60)
  • Deaths - 3
  • Total Deaths - 25,305

 

Of the 71,189 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 566, or 0.79 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

0.4%

1.4%

0.5%

Central New York

0.7%

0.8%

0.6%

Finger Lakes

0.3%

0.5%

0.5%

Long Island

0.6%

1.1%

0.9%

Mid-Hudson

0.8%

1.0%

0.9%

Mohawk Valley

0.2%

0.8%

0.2%

New York City

0.7%

0.8%

0.9%

North Country

0.1%

0.5%

0.6%

Southern Tier

0.5%

0.3%

0.3%

Western New York

1.1%

1.8%

1.4%

 

The Governor also confirmed 566 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 431,340 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 431,340 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,718

7

Allegany

86

0

Broome

1,268

12

Cattaraugus

185

1

Cayuga

175

1

Chautauqua

310

5

Chemung

194

0

Chenango

223

0

Clinton

147

1

Columbia

564

0

Cortland

98

0

Delaware

109

0

Dutchess

4,798

8

Erie

9,589

43

Essex

105

4

Franklin

57

1

Fulton

309

0

Genesee

292

1

Greene

306

1

Hamilton

13

0

Herkimer

292

2

Jefferson

146

0

Lewis

48

1

Livingston

181

0

Madison

435

1

Monroe

5,364

16

Montgomery

197

1

Nassau

44,403

55

Niagara

1,590

4

NYC

232,825

260

Oneida

2,259

3

Onondaga

3,801

9

Ontario

381

0

Orange

11,366

12

Orleans

305

1

Oswego

286

1

Otsego

124

0

Putnam

1,482

2

Rensselaer

822

3

Rockland

14,161

12

Saratoga

824

0

Schenectady

1,211

5

Schoharie

69

0

Schuyler

24

0

Seneca

98

2

St. Lawrence

267

0

Steuben

310

0

Suffolk

44,605

44

Sullivan

1,499

0

Tioga

206

0

Tompkins

248

3

Ulster

2,141

4

Warren

316

0

Washington

266

0

Wayne

277

2

Westchester

36,780

38

Wyoming

125

0

Yates

60

0

 

Yesterday, there were 3 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,305. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

2

Essex

1

 
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