August 10, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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Governor Releases 'Mask Up, Long Island' PSA Featuring Members of Long Island's Reopening Control Room 

ICU Patients Drop to 127 — New Low Since March 16 

Hospitalizations Drop to 535 — New Low Since March 17 

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

2 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday 

SLA and State Police Task Force Observes Violations of State Requirements at 19 Establishments

Confirms 476 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 421,336; New Cases in 36 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.

The Governor also released a new Public Service Announcement today, made for and by Long Islanders, reminding their neighbors to wear a mask and help stop the spread of coronavirus. The advertisement features members of the State's Long Island Control Room, including Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Long Island Federation of Labor President John Durso, NAACP Long Island Regional Director Tracey Edwards, and Long Island Association President Kevin Law. New York State is partnering with Altice to air the PSA on Long Island. The PSA can be viewed here. 

"Our numbers reflect the work of everyone in this state, and the number of ICU patients and hospitalizations have reached new lows again. That is extraordinary given where we were just a few months ago," Governor Cuomo said. "We are fighting on two fronts to protect our progress: We are fighting against the rise of cases across the nation and we are fighting against lack of compliance within our own state. While most establishments are complying, it's the few that are not in compliance that pose a threat to our progress. This is an enforcement issue, not an information issue. I need the local governments and the local police departments to enforce - it's that simple."   

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 770 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 19 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below:

 

    • Bronx - 7
    • Brooklyn - 1
    • Manhattan - 2
    • Queens - 3
    • Suffolk - 6

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 535 (-13)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 48
  • Hospital Counties - 29
  • Number ICU - 127 (-4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 62 (-4)
  • Total Discharges - 73,736 (+47)
  • Deaths - 2
  • Total Deaths - 25,204

 

Of the 54,002 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 476, or 0.88 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Capital Region

0.9%

0.8%

0.8%

Central New York

0.8%

0.7%

0.6%

Finger Lakes

0.8%

0.9%

0.7%

Long Island

0.9%

0.6%

1.2%

Mid-Hudson

0.7%

0.6%

0.9%

Mohawk Valley

0.9%

0.5%

0.5%

New York City

1.1%

0.9%

0.9%

North Country

0.2%

0.2%

0.2%

Southern Tier

1.2%

0.3%

0.4%

Western New York

1.7%

1.6%

0.8%

 

The Governor also confirmed 476 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 421,336 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 421,336 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,600

5

Allegany

80

1

Broome

1,131

5

Cattaraugus

166

1

Cayuga

152

0

Chautauqua

257

4

Chemung

172

1

Chenango

216

0

Clinton

128

1

Columbia

541

1

Cortland

95

0

Delaware

105

0

Dutchess

4,613

6

Erie

8,918

14

Essex

55

0

Franklin

54

0

Fulton

297

1

Genesee

277

0

Greene

293

1

Hamilton

8

0

Herkimer

274

0

Jefferson

142

0

Lewis

41

0

Livingston

176

0

Madison

412

0

Monroe

4,976

20

Montgomery

177

1

Nassau

43,690

35

Niagara

1,500

2

NYC

228,069

237

Oneida

2,150

4

Onondaga

3,585

9

Ontario

361

1

Orange

11,168

9

Orleans

298

0

Oswego

253

0

Otsego

116

0

Putnam

1,449

0

Rensselaer

766

1

Rockland

13,949

7

Saratoga

760

3

Schenectady

1,060

2

Schoharie

69

0

Schuyler

22

0

Seneca

90

1

St. Lawrence

263

0

Steuben

298

0

Suffolk

43,844

58

Sullivan

1,489

0

Tioga

193

0

Tompkins

234

0

Ulster

2,072

10

Warren

312

4

Washington

260

1

Wayne

252

2

Westchester

36,233

28

Wyoming

118

0

Yates

57

0

 

    

Yesterday, there were 2 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,204. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Manhattan

1

Rensselaer

1

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