October 29, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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168,353 Test Results Reported to New York State Yesterday

 

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 3.24 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 1.25 Percent

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.48 Percent

 

19 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 168,353 COVID-19 test results were reported to New York State yesterday—a new record high.

 

"COVID-19 has had untold impacts on New Yorkers' physical and mental health, and it's critical that everyone stays vigilant as we move into the winter and COVID fatigue sets in. New York continues to closely monitor the data and increase its testing capacity to new highs, one of which we've achieved today," Governor Cuomo said. "It's important to put our state in context—we're pushing ahead in the midst of increasing cases in the United States and around the globe. New Yorkers should wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands, and local governments should continue to practice careful enforcement. This night has been long, but we will see the sun on the horizon again if we stay New York Tough."

 

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 3.24 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 1.25 percent. Within the focus areas, 19,696 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 639 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 148,657 test results were reported, yielding 1,860 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

 

FOCUS ZONE

10/4 - 10/10 % Positive

10/11 - 10/17 % Positive

10/18 - 10/25 % Positive

Current 7-day rolling average

Day Prior (10/27) % Positive

Yesterday (10/28) % Positive

Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive

5.86%

5.29%

4.44%

3.64%

3.56%

4.62%

Brooklyn yellow-zone focus area % positive

1.36%

1.93%

2.38%

2.47%

2.75%

2.80%

Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.27%

2.03%

2.40%

2.57%

2.69%

2.85%

Queens Far Rockaway yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.71%

2.70%

2.00%

1.88%

1.75%

2.79%

Rockland red-zone focus area % positive

9.77%

4.54%

3.65%

3.37%

4.34%

2.72%

Orange orange-zone focus area % positive

12.41%

4.62%

2.64%

1.77%

2.38%

2.63%

Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.63%

4.05%

6.39%

6.75%

4.16%

5.14%

Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive

7.82%

7.52%

4.42%

5.13%

6.43%

5.45%

Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive

6.49%

7.12%

8.36%

7.21%

7.05%

4.86%

All focus area statewide % positive

3.18%

3.00%

3.27%

3.09%

3.78%

3.24%

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included

1.18%

1.16%

1.31%

 1.43%

1.56%

1.48%

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included

1.01%

1.06%

1.06%

 1.22%

1.37%

1.25%

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,085 (+0)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 150
  • Hospital Counties - 42
  • Number ICU - 237 (+1)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 114 (-6)
  • Total Discharges - 79,501 (+135)
  • Deaths - 19
  • Total Deaths - 25,792

 

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

 

REGION 

MONDAY 

TUESDAY 

WEDNESDAY

Capital Region 

1.3% 

1.1% 

1.3%

Central New York 

2.2% 

1.0% 

0.9%

Finger Lakes 

1.7% 

1.6% 

1.6%

Long Island 

1.6% 

1.9% 

1.5%

Mid-Hudson 

2.2% 

2.1% 

1.9%

Mohawk Valley 

1.1% 

0.9% 

0.7%

New York City 

1.7% 

1.6% 

1.5%

North Country 

0.9% 

0.5% 

0.7%

Southern Tier 

2.0% 

1.1% 

1.1%

Western New York 

2.6% 

1.9% 

2.5%

 

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  

1.7% 

1.9% 

2.1%

Brooklyn  

1.7% 

1.6% 

1.7%

Manhattan  

1.1% 

1.3% 

0.7%

Queens  

2.1% 

1.5% 

1.7%

Staten Island  

2.1% 

2.6% 

2.4%

 

Of the 503,176 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

3,660

33

Allegany

314

6

Broome

3,620

54

Cattaraugus

517

15

Cayuga

405

8

Chautauqua

955

31

Chemung

1,777

34

Chenango

408

11

Clinton

248

2

Columbia

721

11

Cortland

553

6

Delaware

178

1

Dutchess

5,508

36

Erie

13,161

140

Essex

199

1

Franklin

80

0

Fulton

363

1

Genesee

396

8

Greene

507

2

Hamilton

17

0

Herkimer

394

0

Jefferson

211

4

Lewis

134

7

Livingston

313

8

Madison

570

5

Monroe

7,386

74

Montgomery

270

2

Nassau

49,841

178

Niagara

2,088

13

NYC

261,607

1,060

Oneida

2,769

23

Onondaga

5,498

44

Ontario

679

10

Orange

13,672

75

Orleans

412

6

Oswego

631

4

Otsego

404

4

Putnam

1,825

13

Rensselaer

1,110

11

Rockland

18,024

81

Saratoga

1,365

20

Schenectady

1,579

9

Schoharie

112

1

Schuyler

135

9

Seneca

147

4

St. Lawrence

405

6

Steuben

1,025

20

Suffolk

49,198

200

Sullivan

1,786

7

Tioga

653

24

Tompkins

632

13

Ulster

2,531

13

Warren

461

2

Washington

338

2

Wayne

512

24

Westchester

40,554

116

Wyoming

192

4

Yates

126

3

 

Yesterday, 19 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,792. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

1

Broome

4

Columbia

1

Kings

4

Manhattan

1

Nassau

1

Queens

1

Rensselaer

1

Rockland

1

Suffolk

2

Tioga

1

Westchester

1

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