October 25, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 3.18 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 1.06 Percent      

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.35 Percent 

  

12 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.  

 

"To give you an idea of the progress we've made with New York's micro-clusters, the positivity rates in Brooklyn, Rockland and Orange Counties are all down this week. That is great news. It says the focus works, and it says we can get the positivity under control. As we saw with Queens this past week, we get the numbers down and we then open up the areas," Governor Cuomo said. "Context is everything here. We're seeing a real national surge, and we are battling that national surge, that national high tide. We're fighting it because although we like to think we control our own destiny, we still have people coming from around the country into New York. The numbers nationwide are really high and getting higher, so we have to be extra vigilant here in New York and continue being smart." 

        

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 3.18 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 1.06 percent. Within the focus areas, 16,614 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 528 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 104,215 test results were reported, yielding 1,104 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 (10/23) % Positive 

Yesterday (10/24)% Positive 

Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive 

5.86% 

5.29% 

4.44% 

4.23% 

4.45% 

Brooklyn yellow-zone focus area % positive 

1.36% 

1.93% 

2.38% 

2.07% 

2.14% 

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

2.27% 

2.03% 

2.40% 

2.40% 

2.93% 

Queens Far Rockaway  yellow-zone focus area % positive 

2.71% 

2.70% 

2.00% 

1.68% 

2.55% 

Rockland red-zone focus area % positive 

9.77% 

4.54% 

3.65% 

1.23% 

2.78% 

Orange red-zone focus area % positive 

12.41% 

4.62% 

2.64% 

2.88% 

1.21% 

Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive 

3.63% 

4.05% 

6.39% 

6.09% 

3.81% 

Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive 

7.82% 

7.52% 

4.42% 

4.40% 

6.02% 

Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive 

6.49% 

7.12% 

8.36% 

4.61% 

12.04% 

All focus area statewide % positive 

3.18% 

3.00% 

3.21% 

2.58% 

3.18% 

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included 

1.18% 

1.16% 

1.31% 

1.31% 

1.35% 

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included 

1.01% 

1.06% 

1.06% 

1.13% 

1.06% 

   

Today's data is summarized briefly below:  

  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,015 (-30) 
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 116  
  • Hospital Counties - 44 
  • Number ICU - 227 (-4) 
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 118 (+5) 
  • Total Discharges - 79,092 (+132) 
  • Deaths - 12 
  • Total Deaths - 25,730  

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

   

REGION

THURSDAY

FRIDAY 

SATURDAY 

Capital Region

1.0% 

0.9% 

0.8% 

Central New York

1.1% 

0.7% 

1.2% 

Finger Lakes

1.7% 

1.7% 

1.7% 

Long Island

1.1% 

1.6% 

1.3% 

Mid-Hudson

1.5% 

1.9% 

1.9% 

Mohawk Valley

1.0% 

1.0% 

0.6% 

New York City

1.0% 

1.2% 

1.4% 

North Country

0.8% 

1.8% 

1.5% 

Southern Tier

1.3% 

1.1% 

1.3% 

Western New York

1.4% 

1.1% 

1.3% 

  

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

   

BOROUGH 

THURSDAY 

FRIDAY 

SATURDAY 

Bronx 

1.1% 

1.0% 

1.8% 

Brooklyn 

1.0% 

1.3% 

1.5% 

Manhattan 

0.9% 

1.0% 

0.9% 

Queens 

1.1% 

1.4% 

1.4% 

Staten Island 

1.0% 

1.9% 

1.5% 

  

Of the 495,464 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows: 

   

County 

Total Positive 

New Positive 

Albany 

3,577 

28 

Allegany 

271 

Broome 

3,368 

38 

Cattaraugus 

461 

Cayuga 

364 

12 

Chautauqua 

884 

Chemung 

1,640 

96 

Chenango 

381 

16 

Clinton 

240 

Columbia 

680 

11 

Cortland 

510 

14 

Delaware 

169 

Dutchess 

5,438 

17 

Erie 

12,819 

37 

Essex 

197 

Franklin 

79 

Fulton 

361 

Genesee 

380 

Greene 

490 

Hamilton 

16 

Herkimer 

387 

Jefferson 

202 

Lewis 

108 

16 

Livingston 

280 

Madison 

559 

Monroe 

7,111 

41 

Montgomery 

261 

Nassau 

49,312 

109 

Niagara 

2,041 

NYC 

258,555 

653 

Oneida 

2,681 

11 

Onondaga 

5,309 

32 

Ontario 

644 

Orange 

13,457 

44 

Orleans 

393 

Oswego 

616 

Otsego 

390 

Putnam 

1,794 

Rensselaer 

1,080 

Rockland 

17,685 

50 

Saratoga 

1,308 

13 

Schenectady 

1,546 

Schoharie 

109 

Schuyler 

116 

Seneca 

140 

St. Lawrence 

386 

Steuben 

962 

11 

Suffolk 

48,663 

101 

Sullivan 

1,743 

18 

Tioga 

572 

23 

Tompkins 

603 

10 

Ulster 

2,471 

12 

Warren 

450 

Washington 

332 

Wayne 

448 

16 

Westchester 

40,131 

90 

Wyoming 

182 

Yates 

112 

  

Yesterday, 12 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,730. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:  

   

Deaths by County of Residence

County 

New Deaths 

Allegany 

Bronx 

Broome 

Chemung 

Kings 

Manhattan 

Orange 

Queens 

Richmond 

Tioga 

 

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