September 3, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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Governor Announces Results of Western New York SWAT Team's Focused Testing Effort; Rapid Testing Machines and Kits Will be Deployed to Local Health Departments in Every Western New York County

 

0.99 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive; 27th Straight Day with COVID-19 Infection Rate Below One Percent

 

7 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

 

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 898 Establishments; Observes 7 Establishments Not in Compliance

 

Confirms 889 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 437,107; New Cases in 51 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.

 

"From day one, New Yorkers have come together to defeat COVID, changing their behaviors, wearing masks, washing their hands often and socially distancing. New York has gone 27 straight days with an infection rate below one percent, even as we continued to reopen, which is no easy feat," Governor Cuomo said. "Overall, our numbers are good news - but even as our numbers remain stable, we cannot become complacent. We have to stay vigilant. We have come this far together, and we will get to the other side of this nightmare together, as long as we stay New York tough."

 

Western NY SWAT Team Testing Effort

 

The Governor also announced the results of the State's testing SWAT Team's focused testing effort in Western New York over the past five days. A total of 6,385 tests were performed at the 8 sites with results delivered in 15 minutes. A total of 266 positive cases were identified, for a positivity rate of 4.1%. Contact tracing efforts in partnership with local health departments are ongoing. 

 

The results include:

  • City of Buffalo: 5.9% 
  • Chautauqua County: 4.5%
  • Niagara County: 2.8%
  • Erie County not including City of Buffalo: 2.3%

 

To ensure continued availability of rapid result testing over the next weeks throughout Western New York, Governor Cuomo directed the State Department of Health to lend for use over the next weeks 20 rapid result testing machines to local health departments in WNY, and provide each department with an initial allotment of test kits, enabling more than 8,500 additional rapid tests to be administered over the next weeks. The test results are delivered in 15 minutes, allowing contact tracing efforts to begin immediately. 

 

The machines will be distributed on loan from NYS DOH as follows to support continued focused testing efforts over next several weeks:

 

  • Cattaraugus: 750 tests, 3 rapid result testing machines 
  • Allegany: 500 tests, 2 rapid result testing machines 
  • Niagara: 2,250 tests, 5 rapid result testing machines 
  • Chautauqua: 1,000 tests, 4 rapid result testing machines 
  • Erie: 4,000 tests, 6 rapid result testing machines 

 

The Governor also reminded Western New York residents that there are 86 existing testing sites currently operating in Western New York where COVID testing can be scheduled. The sites are listed at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you

 

  • Allegany: 8 testing sites
  • Cattaraugus: 5 testing sites
  • Chautauqua: 7 testing sites
  • Erie: 51 testing sites
  • Niagara: 15 testing sites

 

SLA Violations

 

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 898 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 7 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below:

 

  • Brooklyn - 2 
  • Manhattan - 1 
  • Suffolk - 4 

 

Today's Numbers

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 430 (-15)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 81
  • Hospital Counties - 32
  • Number ICU - 117 (+0)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 61 (+0)
  • Total Discharges - 75,255 (+52)
  • Deaths - 7
  • Total Deaths - 25,343

 

Of the 88,981 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 889, or 0.99 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Capital Region

1.3%

0.5%

0.8%

Central New York

0.9%

0.7%

0.6%

Finger Lakes

0.4%

0.2%

0.9%

Long Island

1.0%

0.8%

1.1%

Mid-Hudson

0.8%

0.9%

1.2%

Mohawk Valley

1.9%

0.9%

1.0%

New York City

0.9%

0.7%

0.8%

North Country

0.3%

0.6%

1.2%

Southern Tier

0.7%

0.6%

1.7%

Western New York

1.6%

1.7%

1.8%

 

The Governor also confirmed 889 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 437,107 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 437,107 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,802

11

Allegany

90

1

Broome

1,333

18

Cattaraugus

222

6

Cayuga

181

1

Chautauqua

452

24

Chemung

205

0

Chenango

230

1

Clinton

152

1

Columbia

570

0

Cortland

102

0

Delaware

121

1

Dutchess

4,892

14

Erie

10,086

69

Essex

141

6

Franklin

59

1

Fulton

312

1

Genesee

298

1

Greene

310

0

Hamilton

14

0

Herkimer

305

2

Jefferson

154

4

Lewis

49

0

Livingston

187

3

Madison

467

6

Monroe

5,502

34

Montgomery

211

3

Nassau

44,924

79

Niagara

1,635

3

NYC

235,110

304

Oneida

2,286

3

Onondaga

3,937

15

Ontario

396

3

Orange

11,478

18

Orleans

306

0

Oswego

311

4

Otsego

209

20

Putnam

1,518

8

Rensselaer

848

4

Rockland

14,334

29

Saratoga

863

11

Schenectady

1,290

12

Schoharie

70

0

Schuyler

27

1

Seneca

101

1

St. Lawrence

287

8

Steuben

316

1

Suffolk

45,006

66

Sullivan

1,537

3

Tioga

210

1

Tompkins

303

23

Ulster

2,190

12

Warren

323

1

Washington

268

0

Wayne

283

2

Westchester

37,106

49

Wyoming

126

0

Yates

62

0

 

Yesterday, there were 7 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,343. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

1

Essex

1

Monroe

1

Orange

1

Schenectady

1

Suffolk

2

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