June 15, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Gatherings of Up to 25 People will be Allowed in Phase Three of Reopening

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Global Public Health Experts Have Cleared Western New York to Enter Phase Three Tomorrow

Capital Region Still on Track to Enter Phase Three Wednesday, June 17th

Announces Lowest Number of Hospitalizations and Deaths On Three-Day Average Since Pandemic Began

Only 1.10 Percent of Yesterday's COVID Tests were Positive

Confirms 620 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 383,944; New Cases in 33 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced gatherings of up to 25 people will be allowed in Phase Three of reopening, up from the limit of 10. Five regions have already entered Phase Three - Central New York, the Finger Lakes, the Mohawk Valley, the North Country, the Southern Tier. The Governor also announced global public health experts have cleared Western New York to enter Phase Three tomorrow, and the Capital Region is still on track to enter Phase Three on Wednesday, June 17th. Business guidance for Phase Three of the state's reopening plan is available here.

The Governor also announced the state has reached the lowest number of hospitalizations and deaths on the three-day average since the pandemic began. The number of total hospitalizations was down yesterday to 1,608 to lowest level since the pandemic began. Twenty-five people in New York passed away yesterday due to COVID-19, which is the lowest level on a three-day average since the pandemic began.

"As more regions look to enter Phase Three across the state and our numbers continue to go down, we're going to modify the guidelines to allow gatherings up to 25 people, which is up from 10 people," Governor Cuomo said. "The people of New York should be very proud of the work we've accomplished together to bring these numbers down, but we must remain vigilant. The rules and regulations of Phase Three are very clear and they have been working. Everyone has a role to play as we're reopening: Employers have a role, store owners have a role, employees have a role, individuals have a role, and local government has a real responsibility to enforce these guidelines and protect New Yorkers."

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As more regions look to enter Phase Three across the state and our numbers continue to go down, we're going to modify the guidelines to allow gatherings up to 25 people, which is up from 10 people

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Out of the 56,611 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, only 620, or 1.10 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

New York City

1.70%

1.40%

1.30%

Capital Region

0.70%

0.60%

0.70%

Central New York

1.20%

0.60%

1.30%

Finger Lakes

0.60%

0.90%

0.40%

Long Island

1.00%

0.90%

0.90%

Hudson Valley

1.30%

1.00%

1.00%

Mohawk Valley

1.00%

1.40%

0.70%

North Country

0.20%

0.20%

0.00%

Southern Tier

0.20%

0.40%

0.50%

Western New York

1.10%

1.10%

1.40%

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The Governor also confirmed 620 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 383,944 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 383,944 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,022

2

Allegany

55

1

Broome

655

4

Cattaraugus

106

2

Cayuga

106

0

Chautauqua

107

0

Chemung

138

0

Chenango

138

0

Clinton

98

0

Columbia

439

3

Cortland

42

0

Delaware

88

0

Dutchess

4,068

12

Erie

6,817

32

Essex

40

0

Franklin

25

0

Fulton

235

1

Genesee

213

1

Greene

251

0

Hamilton

6

0

Herkimer

128

0

Jefferson

81

0

Lewis

20

0

Livingston

123

0

Madison

335

1

Monroe

3,380

10

Montgomery

104

0

Nassau

41,240

36

Niagara

1,169

3

NYC

210,259

381

Oneida

1,280

7

Onondaga

2,531

12

Ontario

233

0

Orange

10,573

2

Orleans

268

1

Oswego

126

4

Otsego

80

0

Putnam

1,291

3

Rensselaer

514

1

Rockland

13,441

18

Saratoga

517

2

Schenectady

732

7

Schoharie

54

0

Schuyler

12

0

Seneca

64

1

St. Lawrence

215

0

Steuben

256

1

Suffolk

40,692

33

Sullivan

1,432

2

Tioga

139

0

Tompkins

173

0

Ulster

1,741

0

Warren

257

0

Washington

243

0

Wayne

133

0

Westchester

34,327

37

Wyoming

92

0

Yates

40

0

 
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