October 28, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Has Second-Lowest COVID-19 Positivity Rate of Any State in the Country, Per Johns Hopkins University

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Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Has Second-Lowest COVID-19 Positivity Rate of Any State in the Country, Per Johns Hopkins University

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that, per Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Center, New York State has the second-lowest COVID-19 positivity rate of any state in the country. Full rankings are below.

 

Johns Hopkins University State Positivity Chart

10/28/2020

RANK

STATE

POSITIVITY

1

Mississippi

100%*

2

South Dakota

43.44%

3

Idaho

34.81%

4

Wyoming

31.61%

5

Wisconsin

27.96%

6

Iowa

26.36%

7

Alabama

25.17%

8

Nebraska

21.78%

9

Kansas

20.73%

10

Nevada

18.91%

11

Utah

18.17%

12

Montana

14.47%

13

Pennsylvania

12.07%

14

North Dakota

10.90%

15

Arkansas

10.11%

16

Tennessee

9.61%

17

Arizona

9.29%

18

Texas

9.29%

19

Missouri

9.23%

20

Oklahoma

9.09%

21

Kentucky

8.83%

22

New Mexico

8.30%

23

Indiana

7.84%

24

Alaska

7.66%

25

Georgia

7.44%

26

Delaware

7.44%

27

North Carolina

6.91%

28

Minnesota

6.86%

29

Colorado

6.60%

30

Illinois

6.57%

31

Oregon

6.41%

32

Virginia

5.82%

33

South Carolina

5.66%

34

Ohio

5.64%

35

Michigan

5.31%

36

Florida

4.96%

37

Louisiana

4.64%

38

West Virginia

4.21%

39

Washington

3.77%

40

New Jersey

3.66%

41

California

3.21%

42

Rhode Island

3.03%

43

Maryland

2.64%

44

Connecticut

2.51%

45

Vermont

2.39%

46

Hawaii

2.23%

47

District of Columbia

1.60%

48

Massachusetts

1.59%

49

New Hampshire

1.50%

50

New York

1.39%

51

Maine

0.77%

 

*For details on methodology, please visit the Johns Hopkins University website, as not all states report all test results. Positivity is based on a 7-day rolling average.

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