October 8, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces New Record High Number of COVID-19 Tests Reported

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145,811 COVID-19 Test Results Reported to New York State Yesterday

 

20 ZIP Codes in Areas with Hot Spots - Brooklyn, Queens and Orange and Rockland Counties - Have 5.8 Percent Positivity Rate 

 

Statewide Positivity Excluding Hot Spot ZIP Codes is 1.01 Percent; 1.26 Percent with Hot Spot ZIP Codes Included

 

10 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

 

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 637 Establishments; Observes 7 Establishments Not in Compliance

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 145,811 COVID-19 diagnostic test results were reported to New York State yesterday—a new record high. In the top 20 ZIP codes in areas that have seen recent outbreaks - Brooklyn, Queens, and Rockland and Orange Counties - 7,349 tests were conducted, yielding 426 positives or a 5.8 percent positivity rate. In the remainder of the state, 138,462 tests were conducted yielding 1,410 positives or a 1.01 percent positivity rate.

 

"Yesterday we did 145,000 tests, which is a new record for the State of New York. That's more tests than anyone's doing in the United States, a new high for us. The tests, and the reason we're increasing tests, is we're testing two universes--the normal statewide testing, which is what we've been doing, and then testing just in the hot spot ZIP codes," Governor Cuomo said. "Some have reported that the state's infection rate is going up. That is not a fact and that is incorrect. The clusters are what we are watching. The clusters are 6 percent of the state population. I don't think there's any other state that does enough testing to even know what 6 percent of the population is doing. So don't confuse 6 percent of the population and say it's representative of the state."

 

New York State continues to track clusters with a particular focus on areas where there are hot spot, cluster situations. Within the top 20 ZIP codes in counties with recent outbreaks - Brooklyn, Queens, and Rockland and Orange Counties - the average rate of positive tests is 5.8 percent. The rate of positive tests for the remainder of New York State, not counting these 20 ZIP codes, is 1.01 percent. These 20 ZIP codes contained 23.2 percent of all positive cases in New York State yesterday, but represent only 6.2 percent of the state's population.

  

Areas in hot spot communities, predominantly in Brooklyn, Queens and Rockland and Orange Counties, will continue to be subject of focused testing efforts including access to rapid testing machines. The ZIP codes are available below, sorted by highest positivity on 7-day average.

 

COUNTY

ZIP

% POSITIVE 10/7

% POSITIVE 10/6

% POSITIVE - 3 DAY AVG

% POSITIVE - 7 DAY AVG

% POSITIVE - 14 DAY AVG

Orange

10950

10.1%

13.3%

12.1%

15.0%

16.3%

Rockland

10952

16.0%

8.3%

14.4%

13.1%

14.1%

Rockland

10977

10.6%

10.1%

11.7%

11.7%

12.5%

Kings

11223

7.4%

5.3%

5.9%

7.6%

6.8%

Kings

11230

4.6%

4.8%

4.8%

6.1%

6.1%

Queens

11367

3.8%

5.8%

6.4%

6.0%

5.0%

Kings

11219

6.1%

10.6%

7.1%

5.9%

5.8%

Rockland

10901

4.6%

1.5%

4.5%

5.6%

6.4%

Kings

11204

4.2%

5.9%

5.3%

5.2%

5.4%

Kings

11210

3.2%

3.6%

4.4%

5.1%

5.4%

Orange

12550

4.2%

4.7%

4.0%

4.6%

3.4%

Kings

11229

3.8%

4.4%

4.0%

4.4%

4.2%

Rockland

10956

4.4%

5.6%

5.4%

3.6%

3.4%

Queens

11691

4.9%

4.0%

4.5%

3.5%

3.2%

Kings

11249

1.9%

4.9%

3.9%

3.4%

2.8%

Kings

11218

2.9%

4.0%

3.2%

3.1%

2.7%

Queens

11374

3.7%

1.4%

2.1%

2.5%

2.7%

Queens

11432

2.5%

4.8%

2.6%

2.5%

2.0%

Orange

10940

1.9%

3.3%

2.5%

2.5%

2.1%

Kings

11235

1.4%

2.2%

2.2%

2.4%

2.6%

 

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 637 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 7 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below:

 

  • Suffolk - 7

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 754 (+6)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 106
  • Hospital Counties - 37
  • Number ICU - 172 (-4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 67 (-5)
  • Total Discharges - 77,351 (+84)
  • Deaths - 10
  • Total Deaths - 25,555

 

Each region's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Capital Region

1.0%

0.9%

0.5%

Central New York

1.8%

0.9%

1.0%

Finger Lakes

0.8%

0.5%

1.3%

Long Island

1.1%

1.2%

1.0%

Mid-Hudson

2.5%

2.0%

2.2%

Mohawk Valley

0.6%

0.4%

0.5%

New York City

1.4%

1.5%

1.2%

North Country

0.3%

0.1%

0.7%

Southern Tier

1.8%

1.4%

1.3%

Western New York

1.6%

0.9%

1.4%

 

Each New York City borough's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

 

BOROUGH

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Bronx

1.4%

0.9%

0.9%

Brooklyn

2.1%

2.2%

1.7%

Manhattan

0.7%

0.5%

0.7%

Queens

1.3%

1.7%

1.3%

Staten Island

1.8%

1.4%

1.4%

 

Of the 470,104 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

3,251

18

Allegany

131

1

Broome

2,239

108

Cattaraugus

327

11

Cayuga

237

3

Chautauqua

656

15

Chemung

855

39

Chenango

267

2

Clinton

177

4

Columbia

611

0

Cortland

260

20

Delaware

144

1

Dutchess

5,222

8

Erie

11,953

55

Essex

176

2

Franklin

71

1

Fulton

351

1

Genesee

355

3

Greene

372

6

Hamilton

15

0

Herkimer

355

2

Jefferson

177

1

Lewis

54

1

Livingston

216

3

Madison

505

0

Monroe

6,316

50

Montgomery

242

1

Nassau

47,656

140

Niagara

1,855

13

NYC

248,696

696

Oneida

2,503

13

Onondaga

4,669

33

Ontario

505

3

Orange

12,664

101

Orleans

342

2

Oswego

536

5

Otsego

354

1

Putnam

1,669

8

Rensselaer

958

1

Rockland

16,454

198

Saratoga

1,122

11

Schenectady

1,438

6

Schoharie

88

1

Schuyler

62

3

Seneca

114

2

St. Lawrence

339

2

Steuben

608

23

Suffolk

47,196

107

Sullivan

1,633

4

Tioga

304

13

Tompkins

465

7

Ulster

2,343

8

Warren

427

2

Washington

314

3

Wayne

347

8

Westchester

38,694

66

Wyoming

147

0

Yates

67

0

 

Yesterday, there were 10 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,555. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Cattaraugus

2

Cayuga

1

Chemung

1

Erie

1

Kings

1

Manhattan

1

Steuben

2

Westchester

1

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