August 30, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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Governor Cuomo Announces New Record High Number of COVID-19 Tests Reported to New York State
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00,022 Test Results Reported to New York State Yesterday

Hospitalizations Drop to 429—New Low Since March 16

Intubations Drop to 47—New Low Since March 14

0.69 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive; 23 Straight Days with Infection Rate Below 1 Percent

Rapid Testing Ongoing in Western New York; Call 833-NYSTRNG to Make an Appointment

8 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 1,734 Establishments; Observes 11 Establishments Not in Compliance

Confirms 698 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 434,100; New Cases in 44 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 100,022 test results were reported to New York State yesterday—a new record high. Hospitalizations dropped to 429, a new low since March 16, and intubations dropped to 47, a new low since March 14. New York State's infection rate has been below 1 percent for 23 straight days. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

"Yesterday's highest-ever number of tests and infection rate of 0.69 percent are great news, especially when you consider what's going on around the country and around the world," Governor Cuomo said. "The state is doing extraordinarily well, and again, kudos to all New Yorkers because there's no mystery as to how this happens. It's a social action and it's the community of the people of the State of New York acting out of mutuality and concern for one another. Everyone should continue to wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands, and local governments should continue to enforce state guidance so we can get through this together."

Governor Cuomo also reminded Western New York residents that ongoing rapid testing is being conducted at eight sites in the region. Residents can call 833-NYSTRNG to make an appointment. On August 27, the governor deployed a testing SWAT team to Western New York to address the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in the region. He also announced the eight sites, which can be found here:

Delavan-Grider Community Center

877 E. Delavan Ave.

Buffalo, NY 14215

True Bethel Baptist Church

907 E. Ferry St.

Buffalo, NY 14211

Northwest Buffalo Community Center

155 Lawn Ave.

Buffalo, NY 14207

Dunkirk Fire Murphy Training Grounds

665 Brigham Road

Dunkirk, NY 14048

SUNY ECC North

6205 Main St.

Williamsville, NY 14221

Union Fire Company

1845 Union Road

West Seneca, NY 14224

John A. Duke Senior Center

1201 Hyde Park Blvd.

Niagara Falls, NY 14301

YWCA of the Niagara Frontier

32 Cottage St.

Lockport, NY 14094

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,734 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 11 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below:

  • Manhattan - 1
  • Queens - 4
  • Suffolk - 6

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 429 (-29)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 51
  • Hospital Counties - 30
  • Number ICU - 112 (-4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 47 (-1)
  • Total Discharges - 75,062 (+72)
  • Deaths - 8
  • Total Deaths - 25,327

Of the 100,022 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 698, or 0.69 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Capital Region

0.5%

0.7%

0.6%

Central New York

0.8%

0.4%

0.8%

Finger Lakes

0.3%

0.5%

0.6%

Long Island

0.5%

0.6%

0.8%

Mid-Hudson

0.9%

0.8%

0.8%

Mohawk Valley

0.1%

0.6%

0.5%

New York City

0.6%

0.7%

0.7%

North Country

0.8%

0.2%

0.4%

Southern Tier

0.5%

0.4%

0.3%

Western New York

1.2%

1.2%

1.6%

The Governor also confirmed 698 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 434,100 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 434,100 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,764

10

Allegany

89

1

Broome

1,295

9

Cattaraugus

201

4

Cayuga

177

0

Chautauqua

382

9

Chemung

200

4

Chenango

227

2

Clinton

150

0

Columbia

569

0

Cortland

99

1

Delaware

115

3

Dutchess

4,852

6

Erie

9,807

66

Essex

128

2

Franklin

58

0

Fulton

311

0

Genesee

294

1

Greene

307

0

Hamilton

14

0

Herkimer

297

2

Jefferson

150

1

Lewis

49

1

Livingston

182

0

Madison

461

2

Monroe

5,443

21

Montgomery

202

0

Nassau

44,610

56

Niagara

1,612

7

NYC

233,969

281

Oneida

2,272

4

Onondaga

3,883

17

Ontario

389

3

Orange

11,418

8

Orleans

306

0

Oswego

295

4

Otsego

143

9

Putnam

1,500

6

Rensselaer

833

3

Rockland

14,233

15

Saratoga

842

10

Schenectady

1,260

5

Schoharie

69

0

Schuyler

26

0

Seneca

100

2

St. Lawrence

274

1

Steuben

315

2

Suffolk

44,763

51

Sullivan

1,521

5

Tioga

208

0

Tompkins

264

3

Ulster

2,168

6

Warren

321

0

Washington

267

0

Wayne

280

0

Westchester

36,949

54

Wyoming

126

1

Yates

61

0

Yesterday, there were 8 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,327. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Erie

1

Essex

1

Monroe

1

Nassau

1

Queens

2

Schenectady

1

Westchester

1

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

Albany: (518) 474 - 8418
New York City: (212) 681 - 4640

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