November 5, 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 3.04 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 1.70 Percent

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.86 Percent

 

24 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. 

"Every expert told us come the fall cases would go up, and that's what's happening around the country and the globe," Governor Cuomo said. "We got ready here in New York: we have our micro-cluster strategy and we have our additional testing. That's why we have the third lowest positivity rate in the country. But COVID fatigue is creeping up and there are serious caution flags in Western New York, the Finger Lakes, and in other communities across the state, so it is more important than ever that we be vigilant. Wear masks, wash your hands, adhere to social distancing rules, and enforce the public health guidelines that are there to save lives."

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 3.04 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 1.70 percent. Within the focus areas, 19,814 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 602 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 141,205 test results were reported, yielding 2,395 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

10/25- 10/31 % Positive

Current 7-day rolling average

Day Prior (11/3) % Positive

Yesterday (11/4) % Positive

Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive

5.86%

5.29%

4.44%

4.14%

3.17%

2.19%

2.96%

Brooklyn yellow-zone focus area % positive

1.36%

1.93%

2.38%

2.68%

2.59%

2.62%

3.06%

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

2.27%

2.03%

2.40%

2.68%

2.57%

2.53%

2.68%

Queens Far Rockaway yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.71%

2.70%

2.00%

2.16%

2.08%

2.84%

1.63%

Rockland red-zone focus area % positive

9.77%

4.54%

3.65%

4.33%

3.82%

3.43%

3.81%

Orange orange-zone focus area % positive

12.41%

4.62%

2.64%

2.57%

2.29%

0.88%

0.75%

Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.63%

4.05%

6.39%

4.25%

3.94%

5.68%

3.47%

Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive

7.82%

7.52%

4.42%

4.50%

4.67%

2.86%

3.68%

Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive

6.49%

7.12%

8.36%

6.10%

5.70%

4.51%

6.64%

All focus area statewide % positive

3.18%

3.00%

3.27%

3.23%

2.93%

2.69%

3.04%

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included

1.18%

1.16%

1.31%

1.54%

1.64%

1.59%

1.86%

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included

1.01%

1.06%

1.06%

1.34%

1.48%

1.42%

1.70%

 

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,277 (+24)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 164
  • Hospital Counties - 46
  • Number ICU - 268 (-16)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 128 (-1)
  • Total Discharges - 80,225 (+116)
  • Deaths - 24
  • Total Deaths - 25,892

 

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

 

REGION

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Capital Region

1.2%

1.2%

1.3%

Central New York

2.5%

2.7%

2.1%

Finger Lakes

2.3%

2.9%

3.7%

Long Island

1.8%

1.1%

2.0%

Mid-Hudson

2.4%

2.5%

2.4%

Mohawk Valley

1.6%

0.6%

0.8%

New York City

1.5%

1.3%

1.6%

North Country

1.7%

1.9%

0.6%

Southern Tier

1.2%

1.1%

1.1%

Western New York

3.0%

3.4%

3.3%

 

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

 

BOROUGH

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Bronx

2.2%

1.4%

1.9%

Brooklyn

1.4%

1.6%

1.7%

Manhattan

1.1%

0.9%

1.2%

Queens

1.5%

1.2%

1.6%

Staten Island

2.4%

2.1%

3.0%

 

Of the 518,812 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

3,877

32

Allegany

389

10

Broome

3,884

49

Cattaraugus

582

14

Cayuga

486

12

Chautauqua

1,081

30

Chemung

1,996

48

Chenango

443

11

Clinton

288

6

Columbia

774

11

Cortland

613

9

Delaware

213

8

Dutchess

5,669

27

Erie

14,123

215

Essex

212

2

Franklin

105

9

Fulton

370

1

Genesee

441

13

Greene

523

0

Hamilton

19

0

Herkimer

424

6

Jefferson

249

8

Lewis

167

2

Livingston

375

7

Madison

616

7

Monroe

8,237

212

Montgomery

283

0

Nassau

50,918

216

Niagara

2,231

40

NYC

267,460

1,067

Oneida

2,946

29

Onondaga

6,122

121

Ontario

758

13

Orange

14,135

80

Orleans

422

1

Oswego

689

11

Otsego

437

4

Putnam

1,896

13

Rensselaer

1,161

19

Rockland

18,683

102

Saratoga

1,482

24

Schenectady

1,666

16

Schoharie

119

2

Schuyler

166

2

Seneca

163

8

St. Lawrence

449

7

Steuben

1,159

14

Suffolk

50,033

179

Sullivan

1,862

10

Tioga

775

25

Tompkins

675

11

Ulster

2,588

13

Warren

474

3

Washington

361

3

Wayne

622

20

Westchester

41,542

182

Wyoming

226

7

Yates

153

6

 

Yesterday, 24 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,892. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Allegany

1

Bronx

1

Broome

4

Cattaraugus

1

Erie

1

Kings

8

Manhattan

1

Monroe

1

Queens

2

Rensselaer

1

Schenectady

2

Westchester

1

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