October 16, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.25 Percent

 

Positive Testing Rate in Hot Spot Areas is 4.84 Percent; New York State Positivity Without Red Zone Focus Areas Included is 1.14 Percent

 

10 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In "Red Zone" focus areas included as part of the Governor's Cluster Action Initiative, the positivity rate for test results reported yesterday is 4.84 percent - unchanged from the day before.

 

"New York's numbers remain steady, despite the handful of clusters we are currently focused on. We are addressing these clusters through our targeted approach to ensure that they don't become community spread," Governor Cuomo said. "As we go through the fall and into the winter and cases continue to rise across the country, it's going to take the work of all New Yorkers to maintain our progress. We cannot and will not risk going backwards to where we were in the spring. Our progress is thanks to New Yorkers, who rose to the occasion and came together like no other community. But we have to keep it up - we must all keep washing our hands, wearing our masks and remaining socially distant. This is about caring for one another and being New York Tough, which means being loving."

 

Within the "Red Zone" focus areas, 4,133 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 200 positives or a 4.84 percent positivity rate. In the remainder of the state, not counting these "Red Zone" focus areas, 131,906 test results were reported, yielding 1,507 positives or a 1.14 percent positivity rate. The state's overall positivity rate is 1.25 percent with focus areas included. The "Red Zone" focus areas are home to 2.8 percent of the state population yet had 11.7 percent of all positive test results reported to the state yesterday, and 11.9 percent of all positive case results reported to the state this current week.

 

FOCUS ZONE

9/27-10/3 % Positive

10/4- 10/10 % Positive

Week to Date (10/11 - 10/15) % Positive

Day Prior (10/14) % Positive

Yesterday (10/15) % Positive

Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive

6.69%

5.86%

5.47%

4.75%

5.47%

Queens % red-zone focus area % positive

2.97%

3.36%

2.50%

2.15%

2.03%

Rockland % red-zone focus area % positive

12.29%

9.77%

5.08%

8.40%

11.26%

Orange red-zone focus area % positive

24.64%

12.41%

5.90%

7.95%

3.10%

All red-zone focus area % positive

6.91%

6.13%

4.76%

4.84%

4.84%

Statewide % positive with red-zone focus areas included

1.25%

1.18%

1.19%

1.09%

1.25%

Statewide % positive without red-zone focus areas included

1.02%

1.01%

1.08%

0.99%

1.14%

 

 

Week of 9/27-10/3

Week of 10/4 - 10/10

Week to Date

(10/11 - 10/15)

Day Prior (10/14)

Yesterday (10/15)

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

21.8%

17.6%

11.9%

11.5%

11.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 918 (+21)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 143
  • Hospital Counties - 42
  • Number ICU - 200 (+3)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 97 (+2)
  • Total Discharges - 78,117 (+111)
  • Deaths - 10
  • Total Deaths - 25, 628

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

 

REGION

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Capital Region

1.2%

0.8%

0.7%

Central New York

1.2%

1.0%

1.2%

Finger Lakes

0.7%

1.3%

1.5%

Long Island

1.0%

1.1%

1.1%

Mid-Hudson

1.6%

1.6%

1.8%

Mohawk Valley

0.1%

0.5%

0.3%

New York City

1.2%

1.0%

1.2%

North Country

0.1%

0.5%

0.5%

Southern Tier

1.0%

1.1%

1.6%

Western New York

1.0%

1.6%

1.4%

 

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

0.8%

1.1%

1.6%

Brooklyn

1.9%

1.2%

1.4%

Manhattan

0.8%

0.6%

0.7%

Queens

1.2%

1.0%

1.2%

Staten Island

1.3%

1.4%

1.4%

 

Of the 481,107 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

3,383

14

Allegany

188

12

Broome

2,784

81

Cattaraugus

393

10

Cayuga

275

6

Chautauqua

771

13

Chemung

1,156

52

Chenango

294

3

Clinton

190

3

Columbia

635

1

Cortland

387

16

Delaware

157

1

Dutchess

5,305

16

Erie

12,324

55

Essex

184

2

Franklin

75

0

Fulton

357

0

Genesee

371

1

Greene

464

10

Hamilton

16

0

Herkimer

367

0

Jefferson

186

0

Lewis

55

0

Livingston

234

2

Madison

528

7

Monroe

6,628

56

Montgomery

252

2

Nassau

48,377

105

Niagara

1,938

10

NYC

252,934

660

Oneida

2,574

7

Onondaga

4,946

38

Ontario

549

12

Orange

13,098

65

Orleans

359

3

Oswego

579

11

Otsego

362

0

Putnam

1,716

6

Rensselaer

1,020

13

Rockland

17,063

91

Saratoga

1,190

8

Schenectady

1,485

8

Schoharie

100

3

Schuyler

85

3

Seneca

125

1

St. Lawrence

353

2

Steuben

817

53

Suffolk

47,815

104

Sullivan

1,668

5

Tioga

413

23

Tompkins

523

8

Ulster

2,395

3

Warren

437

3

Washington

325

1

Wayne

373

3

Westchester

39,288

88

Wyoming

160

4

Yates

81

3

 

Yesterday, there were 10 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,628. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Allegany

1

Chemung

1

Columbia

1

Kings

1

Nassau

3

Steuben

1

Westchester

2

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