November 11, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Updated COVID-19 Micro-Cluster Focus Zones

TOP Governor Cuomo Announces Updated COVID-19 Micro...

Based on Progress Controlling COVID Spread, Yellow Zone in Steuben County to be Removed

Port Chester Yellow Zone will Transition to Orange Warning Zone; New Yellow Precautionary Zones in Staten Island and Tioga County

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 4.96 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 2.58 Percent     

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.93 Percent

21 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

WYSIWYG

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced updated COVID-19 micro-cluster focus areas in New York State. Based on data metrics, Port Chester's yellow zone will transition to an orange warning zone. The Governor also announced new yellow precautionary zone focus areas in Staten Island and Tioga County. Based on progress controlling COVID spread, the yellow precautionary zone in Steuben County will be removed.

  

"The scientists all said for months we would see a national and global surge in the fall and winter - and right now, the national surge keeps getting worse," Governor Cuomo said. "The trajectory is going up, and we have learned how to stay ahead of COVID. When we see a small increase, we attack it - that is our strategy as cases increase all around us. We can manage this challenge as long as we have individual discipline and government enforcement. Local governments must enforce the public health law - period. And we all need to be smart - wear a mask, wash your hands, socially distance, and stay New York Tough."

 

Modifications to Current Focus Zones

 

Steuben County - Yellow Zone Removed

Based on declining and low positivity rates, Steuben County is now eligible to have its yellow precautionary zone status removed. 

 

Port Chester - Yellow Zone Changes to Orange Warning Zone - Click Here for Map

The 7-day average positivity rate in Port Chester has been above 3 percent for 10 days, meeting the metrics for an orange warning zone declaration.

 

New Focus Zones

Staten Island - New Yellow Precautionary Zone - Click Here for Map

Over the past ten days, parts of Staten Island have had 7-day average positivity rates above 2.5 percent, and cases per 100,000 and new daily hospital admissions have increased, meeting the metrics for a yellow zone designation.

Tioga County - New Yellow Precautionary Zone - Click Here for Map

Over the past ten days, parts of Tioga County have had 7-day average positivity rates above 4 percent, and cases per 100,000 and new daily hospital admissions have increased, meeting the metrics for a yellow zone designation.

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 4.96 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.58 percent. Within the focus areas, 24,005 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 1,192 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 140,295 test results were reported, yielding 3,628 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

FOCUS ZONE

10/18- 10/24 % Positive

10/25- 10/31 % Positive

11/1- 11/7 % Positive

Current 7-day rolling average

Day Prior

Yesterday

(11/10) %

Positive

(11/9) %

Positive

Brooklyn orange-zone focus area % positive

4.15%

4.78%

3.33%

3.86%

3.87%

3.22%

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

2.40%

2.65%

2.96%

3.53%

4.56%

3.65%

Rockland orange-zone focus area % positive

3.65%

4.08%

2.96%

2.60%

2.86%

1.81%

Orange yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.64%

2.37%

1.96%

1.87%

2.62%

1.74%

Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive

6.39%

6.00%

4.13%

4.15%

6.17%

3.41%

Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive

8.36%

5.52%

6.45%

5.39%

6.90%

4.52%

Westchester yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.25%

6.23%

7.53%

7.50%

14.66%

4.09%

Erie yellow-zone focus area % positive

1.81%

2.86%

5.35%

6.55%

7.47%

8.12%

Monroe yellow-zone focus area % positive

1.89%

2.22%

4.06%

5.09%

4.76%

6.21%

Onondaga yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.18%

2.83%

4.68%

5.83%

8.61%

7.37%

All focus area statewide % positive

2.89%

3.16%

3.97%

4.67%

5.59%

4.96%

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included

1.31%

1.54%

1.95%

2.43%

3.09%

2.93%

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included

1.06%

1.34%

1.81%

2.03%

2.56%

2.58%

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,628 (+80)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 270
  • Hospital Counties - 50
  • Number ICU - 304 (+8)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 135 (+7)
  • Total Discharges - 81,020 (+166)
  • Deaths - 21
  • Total Deaths - 26,026

   

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

  

REGION

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Capital Region

2.0%

2.9%

1.2%

Central New York

3.2%

5.7%

3.2%

Finger Lakes

4.8%

3.8%

4.6%

Long Island

3.4%

3.5%

3.3%

Mid-Hudson

3.7%

3.6%

3.7%

Mohawk Valley

1.9%

2.2%

1.6%

New York City

2.5%

2.4%

2.8%

North Country

2.2%

2.2%

2.1%

Southern Tier

0.7%

1.4%

1.5%

Western New York

5.3%

5.7%

4.4%

 

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

  

BOROUGH

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Bronx

2.7%

2.7%

2.7%

Brooklyn

2.5%

1.9%

2.7%

Manhattan

1.9%

1.8%

1.9%

Queens

2.7%

3.2%

3.4%

Staten Island

3.8%

4.3%

4.8%

 

Of the 540,965 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

  

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

4,252

60

Allegany

503

19

Broome

4,167

81

Cattaraugus

627

9

Cayuga

573

7

Chautauqua

1,161

25

Chemung

2,197

40

Chenango

477

5

Clinton

331

18

Columbia

844

19

Cortland

677

12

Delaware

262

7

Dutchess

5,944

65

Erie

16,028

422

Essex

224

6

Franklin

152

5

Fulton

378

1

Genesee

527

17

Greene

564

1

Hamilton

20

0

Herkimer

472

11

Jefferson

288

6

Lewis

195

9

Livingston

443

11

Madison

672

6

Monroe

9,514

273

Montgomery

300

4

Nassau

52,575

402

Niagara

2,505

38

NYC

275,314

1,731

Oneida

3,251

74

Onondaga

7,021

195

Ontario

870

22

Orange

14,701

148

Orleans

466

13

Oswego

840

31

Otsego

456

0

Putnam

2,030

26

Rensselaer

1,243

13

Rockland

19,277

144

Saratoga

1,583

16

Schenectady

1,777

19

Schoharie

133

3

Schuyler

200

4

Seneca

190

2

St. Lawrence

509

8

Steuben

1,266

17

Suffolk

51,744

412

Sullivan

1,932

12

Tioga

886

22

Tompkins

734

22

Ulster

2,694

24

Warren

493

6

Washington

390

6

Wayne

704

15

Westchester

42,940

244

Wyoming

271

10

Yates

178

2

 

Yesterday, 21 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,026. 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

2

Kings

2

Manhattan

1

Nassau

2

Ontario

1

Queens

2

Suffolk

1

Wayne

2

Westchester

2

 
0
Contact the Governor's Press Office
Contact the Governor's Press Office
Translations