October 7, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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20 ZIP Codes in Areas with Hot Spots - Brooklyn, Queens and Rockland and Orange Counties - Have 5.1 Percent Positivity Rate

 

Statewide Positivity Excluding Hot Spot ZIP Codes is 1.05 Percent; 1.25 Percent with Hot Spot ZIP Codes Included

 

Recent Uptick in Hospitalizations Driven By Same ZIPs Seeing High Infection Rate 

 

8 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

 

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 596 Establishments; Observes 6 Establishments Not in Compliance

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In the top 20 ZIP codes in areas that have seen recent outbreaks - Brooklyn and Queens and Rockland and Orange Counties - 5,311 tests were conducted, yielding 271 positives or a 5.1 percent positivity rate. In the remainder of the state, 102,935 tests were conducted yielding 1,089 positives or a 1.05 percent positivity rate.

 

The Governor noted that the recent uptick in hospitalizations over the past several weeks is driven primarily from the same hotspot ZIP codes in counties where we are seeing increases in cases. For the top 20 ZIPs in the four counties we are primarily seeing the most serious cluster outbreaks - Brooklyn, Queens, Orange and Rockland Counties - these ZIPs represent just 6.7 percent of the state's population - yet 20 percent of all new hospital admissions over past two weeks are from these ZIPs.

 

"We've seen time and time again throughout this pandemic—mass gatherings become a cluster, which can spread and become an outbreak if we don't stop the cluster early," Governor Cuomo said. "Our numbers remain good news, but the infection rate in these hot spots is 5 times what the rate is statewide. These restrictions are better than going back to shutdown, which is what we've seen in states across the nation as the infection rate goes up. As we go through this fall season and tackle these clusters, it's going to take the work of all New Yorkers to maintain our progress and the work of local governments to enforce the rules. We will get through this the way we have so far, by continuing to wash our hands, wearing our masks, remaining socially distant and by being New York Tough."

 

New York State continues to track clusters with a particular focus on areas where there are hot spot, cluster situations. Within the top 20 ZIP codes in counties with recent outbreaks - Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland and Orange Counties - the average rate of positive tests reported to New York State yesterday is 5.1 percent. The rate of positive tests for the remainder of New York State, not counting these 20 ZIP codes, is 1.05 percent. These 20 ZIP codes contained 20 percent of all positive cases in New York State yesterday, but represent only 6.7 percent of the state's population.

 

Areas in hot spot communities, predominantly in Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland and Orange Counties, will continue to be subject of focused testing efforts including access to rapid testing machines. The ZIP codes in these counties, sorted by highest positivity on a 7-day average, are available below:

 

COUNTY

ZIP

% POSITIVE 10/6

% POSITIVE 10/5

% POSITIVE - 3 DAY AVG

% POSITIVE - 7 DAY AVG

% POSITIVE - 14 DAY AVG

Orange

10950

13.30%

17.70%

14.60%

17.70%

17.80%

Rockland

10977

10.10%

14.50%

13.10%

12.40%

12.50%

Rockland

10952

8.30%

13.80%

12.90%

12.30%

13.30%

Kings

11223

5.30%

4.00%

4.90%

7.70%

7.10%

Rockland

10901

1.50%

8.20%

4.40%

7.20%

6.50%

Kings

11230

4.80%

5.10%

6.20%

6.60%

6.30%

Queens

11367

5.80%

10.20%

7.10%

6.20%

5.20%

Kings

11210

3.60%

7.10%

5.70%

5.80%

5.50%

Kings

11219

10.60%

5.50%

7.40%

5.40%

5.70%

Kings

11204

5.90%

6.40%

7.50%

4.80%

5.50%

Kings

11229

4.40%

3.90%

4.70%

4.50%

4.10%

Orange

12550

4.70%

2.80%

4.40%

4.20%

3.20%

Queens

11691

4.00%

4.50%

3.70%

3.40%

3.00%

Kings

11249

4.90%

5.50%

4.10%

3.20%

2.80%

Kings

11218

4.00%

2.90%

3.20%

3.00%

2.70%

Kings

11235

2.20%

3.20%

2.70%

2.80%

2.70%

Orange

10940

3.30%

2.20%

2.70%

2.40%

2.10%

Queens

11432

4.80%

1.00%

2.80%

2.30%

2.10%

Kings

11220

2.50%

3.00%

3.20%

2.30%

1.60%

Kings

11234

2.20%

1.60%

2.40%

2.30%

2.20%

 

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 596 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 6 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below:

 

·         Manhattan - 1

·         Nassau - 5

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

·         Patient Hospitalization - 748 (+43)

·         Patients Newly Admitted - 129

·         Hospital Counties - 36

·         Number ICU - 176 (+18)

·         Number ICU with Intubation - 72 (+0)

·         Total Discharges - 77,267 (+75)

·         Deaths - 8

·         Total Deaths - 25,545

 

Each region's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Capital Region

0.7%

1.0%

0.9%

Central New York

0.8%

1.8%

0.9%

Finger Lakes

1.0%

0.8%

0.5%

Long Island

0.9%

1.1%

1.2%

Mid-Hudson

1.9%

2.5%

2.0%

Mohawk Valley

0.5%

0.6%

0.4%

New York City

1.5%

1.4%

1.5%

North Country

0.8%

0.3%

0.1%

Southern Tier

0.7%

1.8%

1.4%

Western New York

1.2%

1.6%

0.9%

 

Each New York City borough's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

 

BOROUGH

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Bronx

1.4%

1.4%

0.9%

Brooklyn

2.5%

2.1%

2.2%

Manhattan

0.7%

0.7%

0.5%

Queens

1.6%

1.3%

1.7%

Staten Island

1.1%

1.8%

1.4%

 

Of the 468,268 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

3,233

15

Allegany

130

2

Broome

2,131

105

Cattaraugus

316

5

Cayuga

234

2

Chautauqua

641

5

Chemung

816

31

Chenango

265

2

Clinton

173

0

Columbia

611

2

Cortland

240

3

Delaware

143

0

Dutchess

5,214

9

Erie

11,898

34

Essex

174

2

Franklin

70

0

Fulton

350

0

Genesee

352

1

Greene

366

13

Hamilton

15

0

Herkimer

353

4

Jefferson

176

0

Lewis

53

0

Livingston

213

1

Madison

505

0

Monroe

6,266

18

Montgomery

241

0

Nassau

47,516

124

Niagara

1,842

2

NYC

248,000

548

Oneida

2,490

7

Onondaga

4,636

43

Ontario

502

2

Orange

12,563

70

Orleans

340

2

Oswego

531

2

Otsego

353

0

Putnam

1,661

5

Rensselaer

957

5

Rockland

16,256

66

Saratoga

1,111

8

Schenectady

1,432

2

Schoharie

87

0

Schuyler

59

1

Seneca

112

0

St. Lawrence

337

0

Steuben

585

15

Suffolk

47,089

109

Sullivan

1,629

6

Tioga

291

7

Tompkins

458

3

Ulster

2,335

6

Warren

425

6

Washington

311

1

Wayne

339

2

Westchester

38,628

61

Wyoming

147

3

Yates

67

0

 

Yesterday, there were 8 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,545. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Cattaraugus

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

1

Kings

1

Oneida

1

Steuben

2

Westchester

1

 

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