June 19, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces New York City Cleared by Global Public Health Experts to Begin Phase Two of Reopening Monday

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Only One Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive

 

Confirms 796 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 386,556; New Cases in 40 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced global public health experts have cleared New York City to enter Phase Two of reopening on Monday. Business guidance for Phase Two of the state's reopening plan is available here.

 

"I am so incredibly proud of what we all did together and as a community. We reopened the economy and saved lives, because it was never a choice between one or the other, it was always right to do both," Governor Cuomo said. "We showed thatworks in New York. We owe thanks to so many people, to our heroes, the healthcare and essential workers, to our legislature, our colleagues in New Jersey, Connecticut and neighboring states, local governments, the Army Corps of Engineers and most of all, to the great people of the state who rose to the occasion and did what they had to do."

 

 

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Out of the 79,308 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, only 796, or 1 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

New York City

1.20%

1.00%

1.10%

Capital Region

0.30%

0.40%

1.00%

Central New York

1.10%

3.00%

1.30%

Finger Lakes

0.60%

1.00%

1.00%

Long Island

0.70%

0.70%

0.80%

Hudson Valley

0.90%

0.60%

1.10%

Mohawk Valley

0.60%

1.30%

1.50%

North Country

0.30%

0.10%

0.10%

Southern Tier

0.10%

0.00%

0.20%

Western New York

1.00%

1.10%

0.70%

 

 

I am so incredibly proud of what we all did together and as a community. We reopened the economy and saved lives, because it was never a choice between one or the other, it was always right to do both.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

The Governor also confirmed 796 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 386,556 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 386,556 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive 

Albany

2,049

15

Allegany

58

1

Broome

663

6

Cattaraugus

109

0

Cayuga

107

1

Chautauqua

112

2

Chemung

139

1

Chenango

139

0

Clinton

99

0

Columbia

446

3

Cortland

44

0

Delaware

89

0

Dutchess

4,110

22

Erie

6,955

35

Essex

40

0

Franklin

27

1

Fulton

237

1

Genesee

218

1

Greene

254

2

Hamilton

6

0

Herkimer

131

3

Jefferson

82

0

Lewis

21

0

Livingston

123

0

Madison

342

1

Monroe

3,461

22

Montgomery

106

1

Nassau

41,387

38

Niagara

1,185

2

NYC

211,670

410

Oneida

1,357

25

Onondaga

2,634

19

Ontario

239

4

Orange

10,620

16

Orleans

274

3

Oswego

167

23

Otsego

82

0

Putnam

1,299

4

Rensselaer

519

4

Rockland

13,486

12

Saratoga

528

2

Schenectady

746

8

Schoharie

55

0

Schuyler

12

0

Seneca

64

0

St. Lawrence

215

0

Steuben

257

0

Suffolk

40,864

54

Sullivan

1,434

0

Tioga

140

0

Tompkins

173

0

Ulster

1,749

3

Warren

261

3

Washington

243

0

Wayne

141

2

Westchester

34,455

46

Wyoming

93

0

Yates

40

0

 

 

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