October 26, 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 3.25 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 1.18 Percent      

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.45 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.  

"The White House believes the U.S. cannot control this pandemic - but New York flattened the curve and we continue to control this virus," Governor Cuomo said. "The data shows that our micro-cluster strategy is working, by stopping small spreads before they become larger. The strategy relies on government being quick, competent and effective - and this is how we are going to control spread through the vaccination period. New York had the highest infection rate in the country, if not on the globe, but New Yorkers came together like no other community and were able to control the virus and flatten the curve."

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 3.25 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 1.18 percent. Within the focus areas, 10,452 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 340 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 71,665 test results were reported, yielding 851 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

10/18- 10/24 % Positive

Current 7-day rolling average

Day Prior

(10/24) %

Positive

Yesterday

(10/25) %

Positive

Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive

5.86%

5.29%

4.44%

4.19%

4.45%

2.88%

Brooklyn yellow-zone focus area % positive

1.36%

1.93%

2.38%

2.43%

2.14%

3.10%

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

2.27%

2.03%

2.40%

2.37%

2.93%

2.21%

Queens Far Rockaway  yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.71%

2.70%

2.00%

2.11%

2.55%

2.02%

Rockland red-zone focus area % positive

9.77%

4.54%

3.65%

4.08%

2.78%

8.53%

Orange red-zone focus area % positive

12.41%

4.62%

2.64%

2.58%

1.21%

1.54%

Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.63%

4.05%

6.39%

6.65%

3.81%

7.77%

Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive

7.82%

7.52%

4.42%

4.42%

6.02%

2.94%

Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive

6.49%

7.12%

8.36%

7.96%

12.04%

9.85%

All focus area statewide % positive

3.18%

3.00%

3.27%

3.26%

3.18%

3.25%

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included

1.18%

1.16%

1.31%

1.34%

1.35%

1.45%

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included

1.01%

1.06%

1.06%

1.09%

1.06%

1.18%


Today's data is summarized briefly below:  

  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,059 (+44) 
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 116  
  • Hospital Counties - 44 
  • Number ICU - 237 (+10) 
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 118 (+0) 
  • Total Discharges - 79,162 (+70)
  • Deaths - 12 
  • Total Deaths - 25,742  

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

REGION

FRIDAY 

SATURDAY 

SUNDAY

Capital Region

0.9% 

0.8% 

1.5%

Central New York

0.7% 

1.2% 

1.4%

Finger Lakes

1.7% 

1.7% 

2.3%

Long Island

1.6% 

1.3% 

1.2%

Mid-Hudson

1.9% 

1.9% 

2.4%

Mohawk Valley

1.0% 

0.6% 

0.7%

New York City

1.2% 

1.4% 

1.4%

North Country

1.8% 

1.5% 

1.4%

Southern Tier

1.1% 

1.3% 

1.0%

Western New York

1.1% 

1.3% 

1.3%

  

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

   

BOROUGH 

FRIDAY 

SATURDAY 

SUNDAY

Bronx 

1.0% 

1.8% 

1.6%

Brooklyn 

1.3% 

1.5% 

1.6%

Manhattan 

1.0% 

0.9% 

0.9%

Queens 

1.4% 

1.4% 

1.2%

Staten Island 

1.9% 

1.5% 

2.0%

  

Of the 496,655 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows: 

   

County 

Total Positive 

New Positive 

Albany 

3,590

13

Allegany 

287

16

Broome 

3,415

47

Cattaraugus 

462

1

Cayuga 

373

9

Chautauqua 

887

3

Chemung 

1,662

22

Chenango 

386

5

Clinton 

242

2

Columbia 

692

12

Cortland 

524

14

Delaware 

169

0

Dutchess 

5,450

12

Erie 

12,855

36

Essex 

197

0

Franklin 

80

1

Fulton 

361

0

Genesee 

381

1

Greene 

495

5

Hamilton 

16

0

Herkimer 

389

2

Jefferson 

203

1

Lewis 

115

7

Livingston 

298

18

Madison 

559

0

Monroe 

7,174

63

Montgomery 

262

1

Nassau 

49,377

65

Niagara 

2,050

9

NYC 

258,979

424

Oneida 

2,686

5

Onondaga 

5,337

28

Ontario 

650

6

Orange 

13,475

18

Orleans 

399

6

Oswego 

620

4

Otsego 

393

3

Putnam 

1,800

6

Rensselaer 

1,088

8

Rockland 

17,760

75

Saratoga 

1,319

11

Schenectady 

1,549

3

Schoharie 

109

0

Schuyler 

119

3

Seneca 

140

0

St. Lawrence 

390

4

Steuben 

970

8

Suffolk 

48,717

54

Sullivan 

1,750

7

Tioga 

589

17

Tompkins 

606

3

Ulster 

2,500

29

Warren 

452

2

Washington 

334

2

Wayne 

471

23

Westchester 

40,202

71

Wyoming 

185

3

Yates 

115

3

  

Yesterday, 12 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,742. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:  

   

Deaths by County of Residence

County 

New Deaths 

Allegany

1

Broome

1

Cattaraugus

2

Chemung

2

Erie

2

Onondaga

1

Otsego

1

Saratoga

2

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