October 23, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic
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Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.15 Percent

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 2.31 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas Included is 0.98 Percent

11 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"The experts told us we would see infection rates increase through the fall, and we've seen that as cases rise again across the nation. In New York, we are attacking micro-clusters where we see them, and that will be our strategy through this season as we see micro-clusters come and go," Governor Cuomo said. "Our progress is thanks to the New Yorkers who rose to the occasion and came together like no other community. Protecting that progress is going to depend on all of us keeping up that good work to wear our masks, wash our hands, remain socially distant - and stay New York Tough."

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 2.31 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 0.98 percent. Within the focus areas, 18,563 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 428 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 122,945 test results were reported, yielding 1,209 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

FOCUS ZONE

10/4- 10/10 % Positive

10/11 - 10/17

% Positive

Current 7-day rolling average

Day Prior

(10/21)%

Positive

Yesterday

(10/22)%

Positive

Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive

5.86%

5.29%

4.57%

4.61%

2.51%

Brooklyn yellow-zone focus area % positive

1.36%

1.93%

2.39%

2.05%

1.90%

Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.71%

2.58%

2.22%

1.9%

1.62%

Queens Far Rockaway yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.88%

2.08%

1.97%

1.78%

1.37%

Rockland red-zone focus area % positive

9.77%

4.54%

3.73%

2.02%

2.17%

Orange red-zone focus area % positive

12.41%

4.62%

3.10%

5.32%

1.62%

Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.63%

4.05%

6.30%

9.23%

5.34%

Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive

7.82%

7.52%

4.65%

5.11%

4.79%

Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive

6.49%

7.12%

8.13%

9.13%

5.70%

All focus area (red, orange, yellow) statewide % positive

3.18%

3.00%

3.21%

3.16%

2.31%

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included

1.18%

1.16%

1.23%

1.20%

1.15%

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included

1.01%

1.06%

0.96%

0.96%

0.98%

The Governor also noted that localized areas that are seeing outbreaks are also seeing hospital admission increases, and remain the main driver of new hospital admissions for the state. Nearly 50 percent of all new daily hospital admissions in New York State over the past 14 days have been from Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland, Orange, and counties along the Pennsylvania border where we have "micro-cluster" focus zone areas.

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,023 (+37)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 149
  • Hospital Counties - 46
  • Number ICU - 223 (+14)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 109 (+3)
  • Total Discharges - 78,854 (+101)
  • Deaths - 11
  • Total Deaths - 25,705

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

REGION

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Capital Region

0.8%

0.9%

1.0%

Central New York

1.9%

1.0%

1.1%

Finger Lakes

1.7%

1.4%

1.7%

Long Island

1.6%

1.0%

1.1%

Mid-Hudson

2.6%

1.5%

1.5%

Mohawk Valley

0.5%

0.6%

1.0%

New York City

1.6%

1.1%

1.0%

North Country

0.6%

0.5%

0.8%

Southern Tier

1.3%

1.5%

1.3%

Western New York

2.0%

1.5%

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

1.3%

1.1%

1.1%

Brooklyn

2.2%

1.2%

1.0%

Manhattan

0.9%

0.8%

0.9%

Queens

1.7%

1.3%

1.1%

Staten Island

2.3%

1.1%

1.0%

Of the 491,771 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

3,516

28

Allegany

264

21

Broome

3,262

96

Cattaraugus

447

5

Cayuga

351

9

Chautauqua

868

10

Chemung

1,510

54

Chenango

358

11

Clinton

232

8

Columbia

667

4

Cortland

488

13

Delaware

166

2

Dutchess

5,403

21

Erie

12,705

55

Essex

195

0

Franklin

79

0

Fulton

361

1

Genesee

377

4

Greene

488

1

Hamilton

16

0

Herkimer

380

4

Jefferson

197

3

Lewis

68

4

Livingston

266

5

Madison

552

7

Monroe

6,992

75

Montgomery

261

2

Nassau

49,042

101

Niagara

2,016

19

NYC

257,147

571

Oneida

2,644

19

Onondaga

5,222

52

Ontario

629

12

Orange

13,342

39

Orleans

379

1

Oswego

607

1

Otsego

378

4

Putnam

1,780

12

Rensselaer

1,064

6

Rockland

17,581

57

Saratoga

1,265

21

Schenectady

1,530

8

Schoharie

104

3

Schuyler

111

2

Seneca

139

4

St. Lawrence

379

3

Steuben

929

14

Suffolk

48,399

91

Sullivan

1,714

5

Tioga

512

10

Tompkins

585

6

Ulster

2,450

14

Warren

445

1

Washington

327

1

Wayne

408

8

Westchester

39,890

101

Wyoming

177

3

Yates

107

5

Yesterday, 11 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,705. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Cattaraugus

1

Chemung

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

1

Kings

3

Onondaga

1

Orange

1

Rockland

1

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