July 20, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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Hospitalizations Down to 716—New Low Since March 18

1.05 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive

8 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Confirms 519 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 407,326; New Cases in 34 Counties

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.

"We did the impossible as New Yorkers - we stepped up and conquered the COVID-19 virus and now we have to protect the progress that we have made," Governor Cuomo said. "One of the main threats to our progress is the number of congregations that we're seeing across the state, but especially in downstate, primarily of young people, and we saw it again over the weekend. It is a problem, and I'm telling you in plain New York speak that it's stupid and it has to stop. This not just morality, these restaurants and bars are breaking the law and they are going to make it bad for everyone else because if this continues we're going to have to roll back the reopening plan and close all bars and restaurants."

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Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 716 (-6)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 58 (-21)
  • Hospital Counties - 31
  • Number ICU - 158 (-2)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 93 (-3)
  • Total Discharges - 72,229 (+68)
  • Deaths - 8
  • Total Deaths - 25,056 

Of the 49,342 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 519, or 1.05 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Capital Region

0.7%

0.8%

0.40%

Central New York

0.9%

1.1%

0.60%

Finger Lakes

0.9%

0.8%

0.70%

Long Island

1.0%

0.9%

1.00%

Mid-Hudson

0.9%

0.6%

0.90%

Mohawk Valley

1.4%

1.5%

0.30%

New York City

1.3%

1.3%

1.30%

North Country

0.4%

0.4%

0.60%

Southern Tier

0.7%

1.2%

1.90%

Western New York

1.3%

1.0%

0.70%


The Governor also confirmed 519 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 407,326 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 407,326 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows: 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,322

4

Allegany

71

0

Broome

902

19

Cattaraugus

145

0

Cayuga

131

2

Chautauqua

194

0

Chemung

155

1

Chenango

184

2

Clinton

113

0

Columbia

492

0

Cortland

69

0

Delaware

93

0

Dutchess

4,376

0

Erie

8,046

11

Essex

51

0

Franklin

40

0

Fulton

267

0

Genesee

258

1

Greene

272

0

Hamilton

6

0

Herkimer

206

0

Jefferson

106

1

Lewis

33

0

Livingston

159

1

Madison

384

1

Monroe

4,422

21

Montgomery

143

0

Nassau

42,678

56

Niagara

1,384

2

NYC

221,703

284

Oneida

1,942

2

Onondaga

3,290

12

Ontario

326

2

Orange

10,938

7

Orleans

288

0

Oswego

229

0

Otsego

98

0

Putnam

1,392

1

Rensselaer

653

2

Rockland

13,798

5

Saratoga

639

2

Schenectady

915

0

Schoharie

62

0

Schuyler

20

4

Seneca

80

0

St. Lawrence

246

4

Steuben

282

1

Suffolk

42,496

30

Sullivan

1,473

0

Tioga

173

3

Tompkins

209

1

Ulster

1,901

0

Warren

287

0

Washington

250

0

Wayne

228

1

Westchester

35,551

36

Wyoming

104

0

Yates

51

0


Yesterday, there were 8 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,056. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Erie

2

Kings

1

Niagara

1

Oneida

1

Onondaga

1

Queens

2

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