September 12, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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102,925 Test Results Reported to New York State Yesterday

 

0.82 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive; 36thStraight Day with Infection Rate Below 1 Percent

 

New York State Has Distributed 6 Million Bottles of NYS Clean Hand Sanitizer

 

2 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday; No Deaths Reported in NYC

 

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 1,359 Establishments; Observes 4 Establishments Not in Compliance

 

Confirms 849 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 443,640; New Cases in 50 Counties

 

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new record-high number of test results—102,925—were reported to New York State yesterday. Yesterday's infection rate of 0.82 percent marked the 36th straight day that it has been below 1 percent. No deaths were reported in New York City yesterday. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov

 

"Testing is a cornerstone of our efforts to keep New Yorkers safe from COVID-19. The more testing you do, the more accurate a picture of the virus' spread you have," Governor Cuomo said. "Yesterday's record-high number of tests helps the state make informed decisions to protect the welfare of New Yorkers, and helps them make informed decisions for themselves. But testing alone isn't enough, and we need residents to continue to wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands. We will get out on the other side of this together, but in the meantime we have to stay New York Tough."

 

The governor also announced that New York State has distributed 6 million bottles of NYS Clean hand sanitizer. Throughout the pandemic, hand sanitizer has been provided at no charge to healthcare facilities, government agencies, food banks, schools, colleges, public housing, public transportation, prisons, first responders, frontline workers, and houses of worship, among others.

 

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,359 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 4 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below:

 

  • Brooklyn - 1 
  • Staten Island - 1 
  • Nassau - 1 
  • Suffolk - 1

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 467 (-7)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 58 
  • Hospital Counties - 34
  • Number ICU - 127 (+7)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 51 (-3)
  • Total Discharges - 75,707 (+58)

 

Of the 102,925 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 849, or 0.82 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive testresults reported over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Capital Region 

1.4%

1.2%

1.0%

Central New York 

1.0%

1.3%

0.7%

Finger Lakes 

1.0%

1.1%

0.9%

Long Island 

1.0%

1.3%

1.4%

Mid-Hudson 

1.1%

1.2%

0.9%

Mohawk Valley 

0.4%

1.0%

0.8%

New York City 

1.0%

0.7%

0.7%

North Country 

0.2%

0.2%

0.1%

Southern Tier 

0.4%

0.7%

0.4%

Western New York 

1.2%

1.5%

1.5%

 

The Governor also confirmed 849 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 443,640 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 443,640 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,896

14

Allegany

94

1

Broome

1,410

15

Cattaraugus

239

0

Cayuga

187

2

Chautauqua

507

11

Chemung

247

8

Chenango

245

1

Clinton

152

0

Columbia

577

0

Cortland

119

10

Delaware

128

0

Dutchess

4,984

9

Erie

10,567

64

Essex

151

1

Franklin

61

1

Fulton

316

1

Genesee

307

1

Greene

317

0

Hamilton

14

0

Herkimer

312

0

Jefferson

157

0

Lewis

50

0

Livingston

194

4

Madison

478

2

Monroe

5,712

36

Montgomery

218

1

Nassau

45,633

83

Niagara

1,678

7

NYC

237,558

306

Oneida

2,341

8

Onondaga

4,060

17

Ontario

435

8

Orange

11,611

17

Orleans

321

1

Oswego

362

5

Otsego

312

16

Putnam

1,554

4

Rensselaer

876

6

Rockland

14,530

20

Saratoga

955

12

Schenectady

1,351

8

Schoharie

77

2

Schuyler

32

2

Seneca

104

1

St. Lawrence

304

1

Steuben

326

0

Suffolk

45,615

81

Sullivan

1,549

1

Tioga

219

1

Tompkins

375

6

Ulster

2,215

6

Warren

348

7

Washington

283

8

Wayne

301

0

Westchester

37,486

32

Wyoming

128

1

Yates

62

0

 

Yesterday, there were 2 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,384. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany 

1

Nassau 

1

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