November 13, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces New Record Number of COVID-19 Tests Reported to New York State in Single Day

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203,721 Test Results Reported to New York State Yesterday

 

Governors of Northeastern States to Hold Emergency Summit This Weekend

 

Based on Progress Controlling COVID Spread, Orange Zone in Rockland County Will Transition to Yellow Zone

 

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 4.58 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 2.29 Percent

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.65 Percent

 

24 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 203,721 COVID-19 test results were reported to New York State yesterday — a new record high for the State. The Governor also announced Rockland County's orange warning zone will transition to a yellow precautionary zone.

 

The Governor also announced that an emergency summit will be held this weekend with the governors of Northeastern states to discuss aligning policy in light of rising COVID-19 cases in the region and throughout the country.

 

"We are testing more than just about any other state in the nation, reaching new record highs in the number of tests we perform in a single day. Rockland County made good progress, so they're going to a yellow zone, and that is good news. The other good news is our infection rate is one of the lowest in the nation. The bad news is we are in the midst of a sea of COVID rising around us," Governor Cuomo said. "You look at the international numbers, and they are frightening - countries are locking down. You look at states around the country and the numbers are all going up quickly. The reality is the virus is mobile and we're in the holiday season and people will travel more. These are all elements that conspire to increase the spread. We believe we're going to have to be taking additional steps, and to the degree we can share information and align action with other regional states, we'll do that."

 

Modifications to Current Focus Zones

 

Rockland County - Orange Warning Zone Changes to Yellow Zone

 

Rockland County's Orange Warning focus zone has been under 3 percent positivity, and hospital admission rates have declined, meeting the metrics for transitioning to a Yellow Precautionary Zone. The buffer zone will be removed.

 

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 4.58 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.29 percent. Within the focus areas, 31,994 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 1,466 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 171,727 test results were reported, yielding 3,935 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

 

FOCUS ZONE

10/25- 10/31 % Positive

11/1- 11/7 % Positive

Current 7-day rolling average

Day Prior (11/11) % Positive

Yesterday (11/12) % Positive

Brooklyn orange-zone focus area % positive

4.78%

3.33%

4.13%

4.24%

4.58%

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

2.65%

2.96%

3.45%

3.00%

3.02%

Rockland orange-zone focus area % positive

4.08%

2.96%

2.38%

2.84%

1.80%

Orange yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.37%

1.96%

2.42%

0.00%

2.40%

Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive

6.00%

4.13%

3.66%

1.64%

2.94%

Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive

5.52%

6.45%

5.03%

5.51%

2.85%

Westchester orange-zone focus area % positive

6.20%

7.46%

8.99%

11.34%

11.07%

Erie yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.86%

5.35%

6.63%

8.16%

6.00%

Monroe yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.22%

4.06%

5.28%

5.69%

5.90%

Onondaga yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.83%

4.68%

5.90%

7.41%

5.41%

Staten Island yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.58%

3.00%

4.08%

3.91%

4.87%

Tioga yellow-zone focus area % positive

5.83%

10.03%

10.50%

16.67%

6.76%

All focus area statewide % positive

3.06%

3.85%

4.70%

4.86%

4.58%

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included

1.54%

1.95%

2.70%

2.95%

2.65%

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included

1.34%

1.81%

2.27%

2.53%

2.29%

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,737 (+60)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 290
  • Hospital Counties - 51
  • Number ICU - 331 (+23)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 137 (+1)
  • Total Discharges - 81,390 (+192)
  • Deaths - 24
  • Total Deaths - 26,079

 

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

  

REGION

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Capital Region

1.2%

2.0%

2.0%

Central New York

3.2%

4.1%

2.4%

Finger Lakes

4.6%

4.8%

5.1%

Long Island

3.3%

3.1%

3.3%

Mid-Hudson

3.7%

3.7%

3.5%

Mohawk Valley

1.6%

2.2%

1.8%

New York City

2.8%

2.4%

2.5%

North Country

2.1%

1.5%

1.4%

Southern Tier

1.5%

1.6%

0.9%

Western New York

4.4%

5.5%

3.9%

 

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

  

BOROUGH

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Bronx

2.7%

2.6%

3.0%

Brooklyn

2.7%

2.3%

2.2%

Manhattan

1.9%

1.9%

1.7%

Queens

3.4%

2.8%

2.8%

Staten Island

4.8%

3.7%

4.6%

 

Of the 551,163 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

  

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

4,425

89

Allegany

589

46

Broome

4,303

88

Cattaraugus

661

19

Cayuga

609

15

Chautauqua

1,210

23

Chemung

2,280

39

Chenango

489

9

Clinton

356

12

Columbia

870

15

Cortland

712

20

Delaware

271

5

Dutchess

6,074

71

Erie

17,021

481

Essex

224

0

Franklin

174

13

Fulton

382

1

Genesee

584

43

Greene

578

4

Hamilton

22

2

Herkimer

480

4

Jefferson

307

15

Lewis

219

9

Livingston

466

15

Madison

696

12

Monroe

10,074

311

Montgomery

307

3

Nassau

53,271

374

Niagara

2,616

52

NYC

278,802

1,826

Oneida

3,414

94

Onondaga

7,421

210

Ontario

912

23

Orange

14,910

107

Orleans

498

18

Oswego

897

26

Otsego

459

1

Putnam

2,091

32

Rensselaer

1,278

20

Rockland

19,567

153

Saratoga

1,642

31

Schenectady

1,828

26

Schoharie

141

4

Schuyler

210

2

Seneca

202

3

St. Lawrence

546

19

Steuben

1,361

66

Suffolk

52,493

428

Sullivan

1,956

16

Tioga

930

17

Tompkins

786

21

Ulster

2,738

21

Warren

503

8

Washington

395

5

Wayne

735

17

Westchester

43,656

364

Wyoming

332

45

Yates

190

8

 

Yesterday, 24 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,079. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

  

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

2

Allegany

1

Broome

1

Chemung

1

Erie

4

Kings

3

Manhattan

1

Nassau

3

Niagara

1

Oneida

1

Onondaga

1

Orange

2

Richmond

1

Tioga

1

Westchester

1

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