October 10, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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"Red Zone" Focus Area Positivity is 4.95 Percent Yesterday; 6.17 Percent Over Past Week

 

New York State Positivity Without Red Zone Focus Areas Included is 0.96 Percent; 1.07 Percent With Focus Areas Included

 

8 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

  

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 722 Establishments; Observes 8 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 also detailed testing results from areas where the state is seeing upticks in cases over the past weeks. In "Red Zone" focus areas included as part of the Governor's Cluster Action Initiative, the positivity rate for test results reported yesterday is 4.95 percent. These "Red Zone" focus areas are home to 2.8 percent of state's population, yet have had 18 percent of all positive cases reported this week to New York State.

 

"Our numbers remain good news, even as clusters appear in certain areas of the state. Our testing system is so advanced that we were able to track clusters to 2.8 percent of the state's population and attack the virus within that population," Governor Cuomo said. "It's going to take the work of all of us now to make sure we don't go backwards on our hard-fought progress. We must all continue to wear our masks, wash our hands, remain socially distant, and above all, stay New York Tough."

 

Within the "Red Zone" focus areas, 3,901 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 193 positives or a 4.95 percent positivity rate. In the remainder of the state, not counting these "Red Zone" focus areas, 130,678 tests results were reported, yielding 1,254 positives or 0.96 percent positivity rate.

 

The "Red Zone" focus areas are home to 2.8 percent of state population yet had 13.3 percent of all positive test results reported to the state yesterday, and 17.9 percent of all positive case results reported to the state this week. The positivity rate for test results this past week in the "Red Zone" areas has been 6.17 percent, down slightly from the prior week as shown in the charts below.

 

FOCUS ZONE

% Of Test Results That Were Positive During Week Of

9/27-10/3

% Of Test Results That Were Positive During Current Week

10/4- 10/9

% Of Test Results That Were Positive Yesterday 10/9

All red-zone focus area % positive

6.91%

6.17%

4.95%

Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive

6.69%

5.71%

6.03%

Queens % red-zone focus area % positive

2.97%

3.24%

3.15%

Rockland % red-zone focus area % positive

12.29%

10.06%

4.55%

Orange red-zone focus area % positive

24.64%

16.38%

3.29%

 

 

 

 

 

Week of

9/27-10/3

Current week

10/4- 10/9

Yesterday

10/9

Percentage of state's positive cases coming from red-zone focus areas

21.8%

17.9%

13.3%

Statewide % positive with red-zone focus areas included

1.25%

1.22%

1.07%

Statewide % positive without red-zone focus areas included

1.02%

1.04%

0.96%

 

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 722 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 8 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below:

  • Nassau - 2
  • Suffolk - 6

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 826 (+47)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 142
  • Hospital Counties - 39
  • Number ICU - 179 (+11)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 81 (+3)
  • Total Discharges - 77,514 (+82)
  • Deaths - 8
  • Total Deaths - 25,569

 

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

 

REGION

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Capital Region

0.5%

0.7%

0.4%

Central New York

1.0%

0.9%

0.9%

Finger Lakes

1.3%

0.8%

0.7%

Long Island

1.0%

1.0%

1.1%

Mid-Hudson

2.2%

2.1%

1.5%

Mohawk Valley

0.5%

0.5%

0.7%

New York City

1.2%

1.2%

1.1%

North Country

0.7%

0.3%

0.2%

Southern Tier

1.3%

1.0%

1.1%

Western New York

1.4%

1.3%

1.4%

 

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

 

BOROUGH

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Bronx

0.9%

1.0%

1.0%

Brooklyn

1.7%

1.9%

1.4%

Manhattan

0.7%

0.5%

0.6%

Queens

1.3%

1.1%

1.2%

Staten Island

1.4%

1.2%

1.4%

 

Of the 473,143 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

3,280

12

Allegany

144

3

Broome

2,400

86

Cattaraugus

355

12

Cayuga

241

1

Chautauqua

682

14

Chemung

929

41

Chenango

271

3

Clinton

178

0

Columbia

617

2

Cortland

293

16

Delaware

146

2

Dutchess

5,245

12

Erie

12,055

57

Essex

178

1

Franklin

71

0

Fulton

352

0

Genesee

358

0

Greene

379

2

Hamilton

15

0

Herkimer

358

3

Jefferson

181

1

Lewis

55

1

Livingston

219

0

Madison

509

0

Monroe

6,387

38

Montgomery

245

1

Nassau

47,841

105

Niagara

1,882

10

NYC

249,895

575

Oneida

2,529

17

Onondaga

4,747

54

Ontario

512

1

Orange

12,798

50

Orleans

344

1

Oswego

547

5

Otsego

359

2

Putnam

1,675

2

Rensselaer

970

6

Rockland

16,690

91

Saratoga

1,141

2

Schenectady

1,451

6

Schoharie

93

3

Schuyler

66

0

Seneca

115

1

St. Lawrence

344

2

Steuben

660

28

Suffolk

47,357

72

Sullivan

1,645

2

Tioga

333

14

Tompkins

476

3

Ulster

2,355

6

Warren

429

0

Washington

317

0

Wayne

361

4

Westchester

38,847

76

Wyoming

150

0

Yates

71

1

 

Yesterday, there were 8 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,569. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

2

Erie

1

Kings

1

Steuben

2

Westchester

1

 
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