June 24, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Five Regions on Track to Enter Phase IV of Reopening Friday

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Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier on Track to Enter Phase IV of Reopening Friday

Phase IV Guidance Will Permit Social Gatherings of 50 People and Indoor Religious Gatherings at 33 Percent Capacity

Long Island Enters Phase III of Reopening Today

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

Hospitalizations Down to 1,071 

Confirms 581 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 389,666; New Cases in 33 Counties

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that five regions - Central New York, the Finger Lakes, the Mohawk Valley, the North Country and the Southern Tier - are on track to enter Phase IV of reopening on Friday. New York State issued guidance for Phase IV, which will allow low-risk indoor and outdoor arts and entertainment, film and TV production, higher education and professional sports without fans. Guidance for Phase IV of reopening is available here.

The governor also announced that in Phase IV of reopening, social gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed and indoor religious gatherings will be allowed at up to 33 percent of the indoor site's capacity.

Long Island enters Phase III of reopening today. 

"Our approach has been vindicated and the phased reopening based on facts is working," Governor Cuomo said. "I said from day one that the theory the virus should be handled politically can't be done. The virus doesn't respond to political theory - it responds to science and data. We're going ahead with our metrics and our phased reopening, and five regions are set to enter Phase IV on Friday. The numbers continue trending in the right direction as we went from one of the highest infections rates to one of the lowest in the country, so we will also allow slightly larger social and religious gatherings, but people need to continue wearing masks, socially distancing and washing their hands frequently to stay safe." 

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. 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

         Patient Hospitalization - 1,071 (-33)

         Patients Newly Admitted - 97 (+27)

         Hospital Counties - 31

         Number ICU - 290 (-12)

         Number ICU that are intubated - 190 (-14)

         Total Discharges - 69,900 (+131)

         Deaths - 17

         Total Deaths - 24,782 

Of the 51,144 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 581 or 1.1 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows: 

REGION

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

New York City

1.10%

1.40%

1.20%

Capital Region

0.70%

1.30%

0.20%

Central New York

0.70%

1.80%

2.30%

Finger Lakes

0.70%

1.10%

1.20%

Long Island

0.90%

1.10%

1.10%

Hudson Valley

1.00%

1.00%

0.90%

Mohawk Valley

1.40%

0.50%

2.30%

North Country

0.10%

0.40%

0.00%

Southern Tier

0.30%

0.20%

0.10%

Western New York

1.00%

1.30%

1.00%


The Governor also confirmed 581 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 389,666 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 389,666 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows: 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,065

3

Allegany

58

0

Broome

671

0

Cattaraugus

120

2

Cayuga

109

1

Chautauqua

118

2

Chemung

139

0

Chenango

142

1

Clinton

100

0

Columbia

454

0

Cortland

44

0

Delaware

91

0

Dutchess

4,158

8

Erie

7,108

35

Essex

41

0

Franklin

28

0

Fulton

244

0

Genesee

230

1

Greene

256

0

Hamilton

6

0

Herkimer

142

5

Jefferson

84

0

Lewis

24

0

Livingston

125

0

Madison

347

0

Monroe

3,567

27

Montgomery

110

1

Nassau

41,585

41

Niagara

1,199

4

NYC

213,348

292

Oneida

1,445

24

Onondaga

2,734

32

Ontario

246

4

Orange

10,669

3

Orleans

277

0

Oswego

188

9

Otsego

83

0

Putnam

1306

1

Rensselaer

534

1

Rockland

13,534

5

Saratoga

538

0

Schenectady

772

2

Schoharie

57

0

Schuyler

12

0

Seneca

64

0

St. Lawrence

217

0

Steuben

263

0

Suffolk

41,101

45

Sullivan

1,447

7

Tioga

141

0

Tompkins

175

0

Ulster

1,760

3

Warren

262

0

Washington

244

0

Wayne

150

5

Westchester

34,597

16

Wyoming

93

0

Yates

44

1

0
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