October 9, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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"Red Zone" Focus Areas in Four Counties, with 2.8 Percent of State Population, Have Had 19.7 Percent of All Positive Cases in New York State over Past 3 Weeks

 

Over Past 3 Weeks, "Red Zone" Focus Areas in Four Counties Positivity is 6.4 Percent; New York State Positivity Without Red Zones Included is 0.91 Percent

 

6 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

 

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 635 Establishments; Observes 7 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. The Governor detailed testing results from areas where the state is seeing upticks in cases over the past weeks. In "Red Zone" focus areas in four counties, the positivity rate over the past three weeks has been 6.4 percent, compared to the rest of the state at 0.91 percent. These "Red Zone" focus areas are home to 2.8 percent of state's population, yet have been where 19.7 percent of all positive cases statewide have come from over the past three weeks.

 

"Our response to these clusters shows just how advanced our testing system is. We do more tests per day than most states do per week. When you do 140,000 tests, you get data that is so granular that you can track it to the block," Governor Cuomo said. "Whenever there is a cluster, we have attacked it, so this situation is nothing new. Our numbers statewide remain positive, but we must work together to protect our progress: It's going to take all of us to keep washing our hands, wearing our masks, remaining socially distant, getting our flu shots and staying New York Tough."

 

In addition to monitoring the testing results from areas designated as "Red Zones," New York State also tracks testing results on a ZIP code level in areas where there are hot spot, cluster situations. Within the top 20 ZIP codes in counties with recent outbreaks - Brooklyn, Queens, and Rockland and Orange Counties - the average rate of positive test results reported yesterday was 5.4 percent. The rate of positive tests for the remainder of New York State, not counting these 20 ZIP codes, was 0.90 percent. These 20 ZIP codes contained 25 percent of all positive cases in New York State yesterday, but represent only 6.6 percent of the state's population. In these ZIPs, 7,307 test results were reported to New York State yesterday, yielding 398 positives. In the remainder of the state, 131,993 tests were conducted yielding 1,194 positives.

 

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

 

COUNTY

ZIP

% POSITIVE 10/8

% POSITIVE 10/7

% POSITIVE - 3 DAY AVG

% POSITIVE - 7 DAY AVG

% POSITIVE - 14 DAY AVG

Orange

10950

14.10%

10.10%

11.80%

14.50%

15.20%

Rockland

10952

12.00%

16.00%

13.60%

13.00%

14.00%

Rockland

10977

10.60%

10.60%

10.50%

11.50%

12.60%

Kings

11223

4.90%

7.40%

5.90%

7.10%

6.60%

Kings

11230

6.40%

4.60%

5.30%

6.40%

6.20%

Kings

11204

8.70%

4.20%

6.30%

5.90%

5.80%

Kings

11210

7.90%

3.20%

5.20%

5.80%

5.60%

Kings

11219

5.30%

6.10%

6.90%

5.50%

5.60%

Queens

11367

4.00%

3.80%

4.40%

5.10%

5.10%

Kings

11229

5.00%

3.80%

4.40%

4.50%

4.40%

Rockland

10901

3.70%

4.60%

3.50%

4.50%

6.00%

Orange

12550

3.70%

4.20%

4.10%

4.50%

3.60%

Rockland

10956

1.60%

4.40%

3.70%

3.60%

3.10%

Queens

11691

3.90%

4.90%

4.30%

3.40%

3.40%

Kings

11249

2.40%

1.90%

2.90%

3.30%

2.80%

Kings

11218

2.50%

2.90%

3.00%

3.10%

2.80%

Orange

10940

3.40%

1.90%

3.00%

2.70%

2.40%

Kings

11235

2.10%

1.40%

1.90%

2.40%

2.50%

Kings

11234

2.20%

2.10%

2.20%

2.30%

2.20%

Kings

11220

1.80%

0.90%

1.70%

2.30%

1.70%

 

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 635 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 7establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below:

  • Queens - 1
  • Nassau - 5
  • Suffolk - 1

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 779 (+25)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 122
  • Hospital Counties - 38
  • Number ICU - 168 (-4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 78 (+11)
  • Total Discharges - 77,432 (+81)
  • Deaths - 6
  • Total Deaths - 25,561

 

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

 

REGION

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Capital Region

0.9%

0.5%

0.7%

Central New York

0.9%

1.0%

0.9%

Finger Lakes

0.5%

1.3%

0.8%

Long Island

1.2%

1.0%

1.0%

Mid-Hudson

2.0%

2.2%

2.1%

Mohawk Valley

0.4%

0.5%

0.5%

New York City

1.5%

1.2%

1.2%

North Country

0.1%

0.7%

0.3%

Southern Tier

1.4%

1.3%

1.0%

Western New York

0.9%

1.4%

1.3%

 

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

 

BOROUGH

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Bronx

0.9%

0.9%

1.0%

Brooklyn

2.2%

1.7%

1.9%

Manhattan

0.5%

0.7%

0.5%

Queens

1.7%

1.3%

1.1%

Staten Island

1.4%

1.4%

1.2%

 

Of the 471,696 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

3,268

17

Allegany

141

10

Broome

2,314

75

Cattaraugus

343

16

Cayuga

240

3

Chautauqua

668

12

Chemung

888

33

Chenango

268

1

Clinton

178

1

Columbia

615

4

Cortland

277

17

Delaware

144

0

Dutchess

5,233

11

Erie

11,998

45

Essex

177

1

Franklin

71

0

Fulton

352

1

Genesee

358

3

Greene

377

5

Hamilton

15

0

Herkimer

355

0

Jefferson

180

3

Lewis

54

0

Livingston

219

3

Madison

509

4

Monroe

6,349

33

Montgomery

244

2

Nassau

47,736

80

Niagara

1,872

17

NYC

249,320

624

Oneida

2,512

9

Onondaga

4,693

24

Ontario

511

6

Orange

12,748

84

Orleans

343

1

Oswego

542

6

Otsego

357

3

Putnam

1,673

4

Rensselaer

964

6

Rockland

16,599

145

Saratoga

1,139

17

Schenectady

1,445

7

Schoharie

90

2

Schuyler

66

4

Seneca

114

0

St. Lawrence

342

3

Steuben

632

24

Suffolk

47,285

89

Sullivan

1,643

10

Tioga

319

15

Tompkins

473

8

Ulster

2,349

6

Warren

429

2

Washington

317

3

Wayne

357

10

Westchester

38,771

77

Wyoming

150

3

Yates

70

3

 

Yesterday, there were 6 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,561. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Kings

1

Oneida

1

Queens

2

Steuben

1

Westchester

1

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