November 20, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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205,466 COVID-19 Tests Reported to New York State Yesterday

 

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 4.55 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 2.15 Percent

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.66 Percent

 

32 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

 

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 205,466 COVID-19 test results were reported to New York State yesterday—a new record high.

"We did 205,000 tests yesterday, a new record. Remember when we first started, we could only do 500 tests a day -- that's how far we have come. Context here is very important because I want New Yorkers to have confidence in the rules that we're setting. And it's not that our rules are that much more onerous than other states' rules, it's that we triggered them earlier. Our triggers are much lower than other states, and hence our performance is much better than other states," Governor Cuomo said. "You decide your own destiny. If you follow the rules, you're fine. And if you're not fine, the rules change on you. The micro-cluster approach doesn't put restrictions on places that are following the rules. It's that targeted. If you and your neighbor are acting responsibly, you have a collective, vested interest in your local community. I am concerned about Thanksgiving, and I believe it could have a large impact if people are reckless. It is the socialization that's a problem, and socialization is human behavior. So we are on guard, but it depends on what we do."

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 4.55 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.15 percent. Within the focus areas, 43,790 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 1,994 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 161,676 test results were reported, yielding 3,474 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

STATEWIDE

11/1-11/7 % Positive

11/8-11/14 % Positive

Current 7-day rolling average

Day Prioir (11/18) % Positivity

Yesterday (11/19) % Positivity

All focus area statewide % positive

3.44%

4.89%

4.66%

4.23%

4.55%

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included

1.95%

2.86%

2.91%

2.72%

2.66%

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included

1.81%

2.47%

2.44%

2.38%

2.15%

 

 

Micro-cluster zone 7-day average positivity rates for today, yesterday, the day before, last week, and the week prior is below:

 

FOCUS ZONE

11/1- 11/7 % Positive

11/8- 11/14 % Positive

Day-Prior 7-day Rolling Average

Yesterday 7-Day Rolling Average

Current 7-day rolling average

Erie orange-zone focus area % positive

4.53%

7.22%

7.46%

7.21%

7.40%

Erie Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.64%

5.34%

6.22%

6.08%

6.57%

Niagara Yellow -zone focus area % positive

4.29%

5.10%

5.04%

3.74%

4.40%

Monroe Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.06%

5.54%

4.74%

4.39%

4.12%

Onondaga Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.68%

6.58%

6.02%

5.67%

6.01%

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

2.11%

3.40%

3.47%

3.41%

3.39%

Bronx East Yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.70%

3.81%

3.60%

3.62%

3.41%

Bronx West Yellow -zone focus area % positive

2.79%

3.80%

4.66%

4.50%

4.68%

Brooklyn Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.33%

3.92%

3.56%

3.59%

3.55%

Rockland Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.46%

3.55%

3.79%

3.69%

3.41%

Chemung Orange-zone focus area % positive

6.45%

4.59%

4.33%

4.34%

4.76%

Staten Island Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.00%

4.33%

4.24%

4.29%

4.08%

Tioga Yellow-zone focus area % positive

10.03%

10.81%

8.39%

6.44%

6.20%

Orange Middletown - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.95%

3.81%

3.75%

4.54%

4.65%

Orange Newburgh - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

5.96%

8.07%

7.85%

8.04%

7.97%

Orange Highland Falls - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

0.00%

13.95%

13.68%

9.62%

10.81%

Westchester Peekskill - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

5.16%

10.36%

8.10%

8.59%

8.11%

Westchester Ossining - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

5.00%

9.88%

11.40%

10.90%

10.96%

Westchester Tarrytown - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.26%

8.47%

10.30%

10.84%

9.82%

Westchester Yonkers - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.42%

4.48%

4.84%

4.68%

4.63%

Westchester New Rochelle - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.40%

6.46%

6.07%

5.79%

6.66%

Westchester Port Chester Orange-zone focus area % positive

7.46%

9.34%

8.34%

7.96%

7.34%

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,348 (+72)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 361
  • Hospital Counties - 50
  • Number ICU - 445 (+8)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 205 (+5)
  • Total Discharges - 82,766 (+259)
  • Deaths - 32
  • Total Deaths - 26,292

 

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

 

REGION

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

CURRENT 7-DAY AVERAGE

Capital Region

3.3%

2.2%

1.9%

2.28%

Central New York

3.7%

3.3%

3.2%

3.74%

Finger Lakes

3.9%

2.9%

3.2%

3.59%

Long Island

3.6%

3.1%

2.9%

3.19%

Mid-Hudson

4.6%

3.9%

3.4%

3.82%

Mohawk Valley

2.6%

2.2%

2.3%

2.56%

New York City

2.9%

2.4%

2.4%

2.52%

North Country

1.9%

1.3%

1.6%

1.81%

Southern Tier

1.4%

1.4%

0.9%

1.16%

Western New York

5.6%

4.1%

4.1%

4.84%

 

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

 

BOROUGH

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

CURRENT 7-DAY AVERAGE

Bronx

3.9%

2.7%

3.2%

3.03%

Brooklyn

2.6%

2.4%

2.2%

2.22%

Manhattan

2.2%

1.8%

1.7%

1.85%

Queens

3.3%

2.5%

2.7%

2.86%

Staten Island

4.3%

4.2%

3.5%

4.01%

 

 

Of the 584,850 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

4,906

84

Allegany

758

49

Broome

4,688

68

Cattaraugus

809

29

Cayuga

681

5

Chautauqua

1,351

35

Chemung

2,518

31

Chenango

542

11

Clinton

406

9

Columbia

934

16

Cortland

839

12

Delaware

297

6

Dutchess

6,493

54

Erie

20,103

630

Essex

240

1

Franklin

220

5

Fulton

416

1

Genesee

695

21

Greene

604

4

Hamilton

35

0

Herkimer

552

15

Jefferson

376

22

Lewis

284

9

Livingston

549

7

Madison

776

10

Monroe

11,733

289

Montgomery

364

2

Nassau

55,875

389

Niagara

3,023

89

NYC

290,890

2,021

Oneida

3,896

50

Onondaga

8,735

241

Ontario

1,039

17

Orange

15,677

111

Orleans

550

2

Oswego

1,101

20

Otsego

497

5

Putnam

2,308

2

Rensselaer

1,449

38

Rockland

20,351

88

Saratoga

1,842

38

Schenectady

1,997

14

Schoharie

162

0

Schuyler

248

1

Seneca

232

7

St. Lawrence

649

22

Steuben

1,502

14

Suffolk

55,329

413

Sullivan

2,044

13

Tioga

998

2

Tompkins

848

8

Ulster

2,969

32

Warren

530

5

Washington

414

3

Wayne

858

4

Westchester

46,064

392

Wyoming

384

2

Yates

220

0

 

Yesterday, 32 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,292. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Allegany

2

Broome

2

Dutchess

2

Erie

3

Genesee

1

Jefferson

1

Kings

3

Lewis

1

Niagara

1

Oneida

1

Queens

2

Rensselaer

2

Richmond

1

Saratoga

1

Steuben

2

Suffolk

2

Wayne

1

Westchester

4

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