July 17, 2020
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Hospitalizations Drop to 765 -- Lowest Daily Total of Hospitalizations since March 18 

 

Less than 1 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive

 

10 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

 

Confirms 776 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 405,551; New Cases in 42 Counties

 

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

 

"Too many leaders throughout the country are still playing politics with this virus," Governor Cuomo said. "Viruses respond to science and data -- not political opinion. We know the prescription: masks, social distancing, and hand washing. That's how we bent the curve in New York and that's how we've kept our numbers so low as we see frightening spikes in the rest of the country. We need to keep being smart -- and smart means enforcement of the health orders we've put in place that will keep us healthy and prevent us from going back to the hell we went through."

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 765 (-48), lowest since March 18
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 71 (+0)
  • Hospital Counties - 32
  • Number ICU - 179 (+14)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 98 (+10)
  • Total Discharges - 71,970 (+103)
  • Deaths - 10
  • Total Deaths - 25,024

 

Of the 78,239 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 776, or 0.99 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Capital Region

2.10%

0.80%

1.10%

Central New York

1.30%

1.00%

0.60%

Finger Lakes

1.20%

0.90%

0.90%

Long Island

1.00%

0.90%

0.90%

Mid-Hudson

1.40%

1.10%

0.80%

Mohawk Valley

1.00%

1.00%

1.80%

New York City

1.30%

1.20%

1.00%

North Country

0.30%

0.60%

0.30%

Southern Tier

1.30%

0.50%

0.70%

Western New York

1.60%

1.00%

1.20%

 

The Governor also confirmed 776 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 405,551 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 405,551 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,310

20

Allegany

71

1

Broome

870

9

Cattaraugus

145

3

Cayuga

129

1

Chautauqua

192

1

Chemung

151

0

Chenango

181

3

Clinton

111

0

Columbia

490

1

Cortland

67

4

Delaware

92

0

Dutchess

4,363

6

Erie

7,982

55

Essex

51

0

Franklin

39

1

Fulton

266

0

Genesee

254

0

Greene

271

0

Hamilton

6

0

Herkimer

204

2

Jefferson

103

1

Lewis

32

0

Livingston

155

2

Madison

379

2

Monroe

4,353

36

Montgomery

141

0

Nassau

42,555

49

Niagara

1,371

7

NYC

220,734

367

Oneida

1,909

41

Onondaga

3,240

15

Ontario

319

2

Orange

10,908

13

Orleans

288

0

Oswego

227

0

Otsego

94

2

Putnam

1,386

1

Rensselaer

643

4

Rockland

13,775

12

Saratoga

630

6

Schenectady

902

6

Schoharie

62

0

Schuyler

15

0

Seneca

77

1

St. Lawrence

238

1

Steuben

279

0

Suffolk

42,382

49

Sullivan

1,469

0

Tioga

168

5

Tompkins

198

0

Ulster

1,898

4

Warren

286

1

Washington

250

0

Wayne

223

0

Westchester

35,463

41

Wyoming

103

0

Yates

51

1

 

Yesterday, there were 10 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,024. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Broome

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

1

Franklin

1

Oneida

1

Onondaga

1

Queens

2

Non-NYS

1

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