June 1, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Western New York Expected to Enter Phase 2 of Reopening Tomorrow and Capital Region Expected to Enter Phase 2 of Reopening on June 3

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Announces Lowest Rate of Positive Test Results Since Pandemic Began

Confirms 941 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 371,711; New Cases in 41 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Western New York is expected to enter Phase 2 of reopening tomorrow and the Capital Region is expected to enter Phase 2 of reopening on June 3 following a review of regional data by global public health experts. 

 

 

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If you take a step back, what we have done with this virus is a really amazing accomplishment, and it was all done by the people of this state.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

The Governor also announced the lowest rate of positive test results since the pandemic began. The State performed 50,000 tests yesterday with less than 2 percent returning positive. 

 

"If you take a step back, what we have done with this virus is a really amazing accomplishment, and it was all done by the people of this state. 19 million people did what they never did before - they responded with a level of determination and discipline that I was amazed with," Governor Cuomo said. "Remember where we were. We had 800 people die in one day - we had the worst situation in the United States of America. At one point we had the worst situation on the globe, but we are now reopening in 50 days. The whole closure period has been about 93 days - albeit a disruptive 93 days. But look at what we did in 93 days. We went from the worst situation on the globe to actually reopening. That's where we are. We should be very proud of what we've done."

Governor Cuomo Makes an Announcement, Holds Briefing

The Governor also confirmed 941 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 371,711 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 371,711 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

1,882

22

Allegany

48

3

Broome

574

8

Cattaraugus

89

1

Cayuga

92

1

Chautauqua

85

1

Chemung

137

0

Chenango

133

0

Clinton

96

1

Columbia

389

2

Cortland

41

0

Delaware

81

2

Dutchess

3,924

15

Erie

6,123

53

Essex

37

0

Franklin

23

1

Fulton

210

2

Genesee

202

0

Greene

239

1

Hamilton

5

0

Herkimer

109

1

Jefferson

74

0

Lewis

20

0

Livingston

119

0

Madison

316

0

Monroe

2,964

22

Montgomery

91

0

Nassau

40,479

83

Niagara

1046

9

NYC

203,764

461

Oneida

1,036

9

Onondaga

2,197

27

Ontario

208

1

Orange

10,422

16

Orleans

236

7

Oswego

110

1

Otsego

72

0

Putnam

1,257

5

Rensselaer

492

1

Rockland

13,185

34

Saratoga

483

3

Schenectady

693

4

Schoharie

50

0

Schuyler

11

0

Seneca

59

1

St. Lawrence

205

1

Steuben

241

0

Suffolk

39,705

62

Sullivan

1,389

2

Tioga

130

0

Tompkins

164

0

Ulster

1,691

6

Warren

255

0

Washington

235

0

Wayne

116

1

Westchester

33,552

71

Wyoming

86

0

Yates

39

0

 
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