August 24, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces New Record-Low COVID-19 Test Positivity Rate

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17th Straight Day with Positivity Rate Below 1 Percent; 0.66 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive

 

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and New York City Health + Hospitals Will Set up New Testing Sites at JFK and LaGuardia Airports

    

7 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

 

SLA and State Police Task Force Observes Violations of State Requirements at 34 Establishments This Weekend

 

Confirms 408 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 430,145; New Cases in 27 Counties

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new record-low COVID-19 test positivity rate of 0.66 percent. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov

The Governor also announced the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and New York City Health + Hospitals will set up new testing sites at JFK and LaGuardia Airports to limit the spread of COVID-19 from visitors coming from out of state.

"Over the past couple of weeks, our infection rate has stayed below one percent. Congratulations to New Yorkers for their hard work in getting us to this point, but we must keep up that work and continue wearing our masks and socially distancing," Governor Cuomo said. "Our progress shows that this virus responds to science, not politics. It's a function of medicine and science and biology and should be treated that way."

This weekend, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 3,964 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 34 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of this weekend's observed violations is below: 

  • Bronx - 6
  • Brooklyn - 10
  • Manhattan - 8
  • Queens - 5
  • Nassau - 4
  • Suffolk - 1

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 482 (+10)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 56
  • Hospital Counties - 32
  • Number ICU - 120 (+10)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 54 (+4)
  • Total Discharges - 74,684 (+44)
  • Deaths - 7
  • Total Deaths - 25,295

 

Of the 62,031 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 408, or 0.66 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Capital Region

0.5%

0.5%

0.4%

Central New York

0.5%

0.2%

0.7%

Finger Lakes

0.6%

0.5%

0.3%

Long Island

0.7%

0.8%

0.6%

Mid-Hudson

0.7%

0.8%

0.8%

Mohawk Valley

0.4%

0.2%

0.2%

New York City

0.7%

0.8%

0.7%

North Country

0.8%

0.3%

0.1%

Southern Tier

0.5%

0.6%

0.5%

Western New York

1.4%

1.8%

1.1%

 

The Governor also confirmed 408 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 430,145 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 430,145 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,701

2

Allegany

85

0

Broome

1,250

11

Cattaraugus

182

2

Cayuga

167

0

Chautauqua

289

0

Chemung

194

0

Chenango

223

0

Clinton

142

1

Columbia

562

0

Cortland

98

0

Delaware

109

0

Dutchess

4,777

10

Erie

9,491

26

Essex

100

0

Franklin

56

0

Fulton

309

0

Genesee

290

0

Greene

305

0

Hamilton

12

0

Herkimer

289

0

Jefferson

145

0

Lewis

47

0

Livingston

180

0

Madison

432

0

Monroe

5,330

13

Montgomery

196

2

Nassau

44,284

39

Niagara

1,576

1

NYC

232,334

214

Oneida

2,245

1

Onondaga

3,768

10

Ontario

381

0

Orange

11,343

9

Orleans

304

0

Oswego

282

0

Otsego

124

0

Putnam

1,475

2

Rensselaer

818

1

Rockland

14,139

10

Saratoga

816

1

Schenectady

1,182

3

Schoharie

69

0

Schuyler

24

0

Seneca

95

0

St. Lawrence

267

0

Steuben

310

0

Suffolk

44,519

21

Sullivan

1,495

0

Tioga

206

0

Tompkins

244

0

Ulster

2,134

7

Warren

315

0

Washington

266

0

Wayne

275

0

Westchester

36,710

21

Wyoming

124

1

Yates

60

0

 

Yesterday, there were 7 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,295. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Herkimer

1

Kings

3

Manhattan

1

Oneida

2

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