November 25, 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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Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 5.28 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 3.04 Percent

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.62 Percent

41 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.

"Everybody has an opinion on COVID. We have facts, and that's the way we make decisions. We've seen this movie before. We said the COVID rate would increase over the fall because that's what was diagnosed. All the experts said you get into the fall, what you're going to see is the weather gets colder, college students come home, fewer outdoor gatherings, and COVID will go up. They diagnosed that, and that is exactly what we're seeing," Governor Cuomo said. "We have tremendous increases statewide that have been going up through the fall. We now have an added problem where we're going through Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving will be an added accelerant because people travel and there's more social activity. The more social activity, the more the infection rate goes up. We are going to see an increase post-Thanksgiving. That is going to take a bad situation and make it worse. How much the numbers go up depends on how people perform. The global experts have all basically been recommending the same thing, which is start to develop a winter plan. And that's what we're going to be doing, and as we do that, it's more important than ever that New Yorkers continue to show their toughness and keep practicing all the behaviors we know will help stop the spread."

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 5.28 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 3.04 percent. Within the focus areas, 44,453 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 2,345 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 128,632 test results were reported, yielding 3,920 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

STATEWIDE

11/8- 11/14 % Positive

11/15- 11/21 % Positive

Current 7-day rolling average

Day Prior (11/22) % Positive

Yesterday (11/23) % Positive

 
   
   

All focus area statewide % positive

4.81%

4.51%

4.44%

4.13%

5.28%

   

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included

2.86%

2.89%

2.93%

2.96%

3.62%

   

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included

2.47%

2.44%

2.48%

2.62%

3.04%

   

Micro-cluster zone 7-day average positivity rates for today, yesterday, the day before, last week, and the week prior is below:

FOCUS ZONE

11/8- 11/14 % Positive

11/15- 11/21 % Positive

Day Prior 7-day Rolling Average

Yesterday 7-day Rolling Average

Current 7-day Rolling average

 
   
   

Erie orange-zone focus area % positive

7.22%

7.30%

7.20%

7.02%

6.94%

   

Erie Yellow-zone focus area % positive

5.34%

7.36%

7.53%

7.52%

6.69%

   

Niagara Yellow -zone focus area % positive

5.10%

4.44%

4.53%

4.75%

5.56%

   

Monroe Orange-zone focus area % positive

4.41%

4.17%

4.26%

4.49%

4.72%

   

Monroe Yellow-zone focus area % positive

5.95%

3.58%

3.49%

3.47%

3.72%

   

Onondaga Orange-zone focus area % positive

6.26%

5.34%

5.45%

4.96%

4.91%

   

Onondaga Yellow-zone focus area % positive

6.03%

4.50%

4.28%

4.25%

4.23%

   

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

3.40%

3.40%

3.31%

3.19%

3.15%

   

Bronx East Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.81%

3.52%

3.73%

3.81%

3.84%

   

Bronx West Yellow -zone focus area % positive

3.80%

4.70%

4.73%

4.58%

4.55%

   

Brooklyn Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.92%

3.70%

3.85%

4.12%

4.44%

   

Rockland Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.55%

3.39%

3.29%

3.15%

3.03%

   

Chemung Orange-zone focus area % positive

4.59%

4.71%

5.20%

5.03%

5.19%

   

Staten Island Orange-zone focus area % positive

5.24%

4.96%

5.17%

4.98%

4.99%

   

Staten Island Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.75%

3.61%

3.68%

3.54%

3.65%

   

Tioga Yellow-zone focus area % positive

10.81%

5.60%

5.47%

3.00%

2.95%

   

Orange Middletown - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.81%

5.41%

3.84%

3.65%

3.52%

   

Orange Newburgh - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

8.07%

7.89%

8.68%

8.82%

8.78%

   

Manhattan-Washington Heights-Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.23%

3.39%

3.42%

3.11%

2.98%

   

Nassau-Great Neck-Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.69%

3.69%

3.47%

3.18%

3.45%

   

Nassau Massapequa Park -Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.64%

4.15%

4.10%

3.55%

3.78%

   

Suffolk-Hampton Bays-Yellow-zone focus area % positive

9.26%

5.69%

5.37%

5.11%

5.24%

   

Suffolk-Riverhead-Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.80%

4.85%

4.47%

4.63%

4.34%

   

Westchester Peekskill - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

10.36%

7.15%

7.29%

6.47%

6.73%

   

Westchester Ossining - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

9.88%

10.22%

10.11%

10.51%

9.86%

   

Westchester Tarrytown - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

8.47%

8.27%

8.80%

7.47%

7.40%

   

Westchester Yonkers - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.48%

4.11%

4.38%

4.35%

4.32%

   

Westchester New Rochelle - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

6.46%

5.68%

5.20%

4.99%

4.99%

   

Westchester Port Chester Orange-zone focus area % positive

9.34%

7.59%

7.94%

7.71%

7.81%

   

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,982 (+126)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 461
  • Hospital Counties - 52
  • Number ICU - 596 (+37)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 277 (+14)
  • Total Discharges - 84,001 (+300)
  • Deaths - 41
  • Total Deaths - 26,482

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

REGION

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

CURRENT 7-DAY AVERAGE

Capital Region

2.0%

3.2%

2.4%

2.25%

Central New York

3.6%

3.4%

4.6%

3.47%

Finger Lakes

3.6%

3.4%

5.8%

3.47%

Long Island

3.5%

3.4%

4.0%

3.30%

Mid-Hudson

4.2%

4.0%

4.2%

3.82%

Mohawk Valley

2.5%

5.3%

5.0%

3.05%

New York City

2.5%

2.5%

2.7%

2.49%

North Country

1.7%

3.7%

3.3%

1.95%

Southern Tier

1.8%

0.8%

2.0%

1.30%

Western New York

5.5%

5.8%

6.6%

5.21%

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

BOROUGH

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

CURRENT 7-DAY AVERAGE

Bronx

3.4%

3.6%

3.9%

3.38%

Brooklyn

2.7%

2.4%

2.5%

2.33%

Manhattan

1.4%

1.7%

1.5%

1.64%

Queens

2.9%

2.6%

3.0%

2.71%

Staten Island

4.2%

3.7%

4.6%

4.03%

Of the 613,266 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

5,324

91

Allegany

907

38

Broome

5,054

71

Cattaraugus

956

37

Cayuga

783

21

Chautauqua

1,449

35

Chemung

2,769

45

Chenango

602

19

Clinton

434

4

Columbia

979

9

Cortland

951

38

Delaware

326

7

Dutchess

6,867

56

Erie

22,558

685

Essex

263

11

Franklin

245

2

Fulton

472

11

Genesee

845

26

Greene

655

9

Hamilton

41

1

Herkimer

616

13

Jefferson

471

14

Lewis

326

11

Livingston

642

18

Madison

861

25

Monroe

13,417

363

Montgomery

442

29

Nassau

57,985

496

Niagara

3,366

105

NYC

300,191

1,916

Oneida

4,410

118

Onondaga

9,785

315

Ontario

1,164

29

Orange

16,228

135

Orleans

585

4

Oswego

1,359

57

Otsego

573

21

Putnam

2,563

34

Rensselaer

1,587

33

Rockland

20,942

118

Saratoga

2,045

39

Schenectady

2,227

38

Schoharie

179

3

Schuyler

285

11

Seneca

267

7

St. Lawrence

723

18

Steuben

1,644

34

Suffolk

57,909

543

Sullivan

2,123

15

Tioga

1,066

11

Tompkins

971

18

Ulster

3,141

32

Warren

560

13

Washington

435

2

Wayne

1,012

29

Westchester

47,964

332

Wyoming

480

50

Yates

242

0

Yesterday, 41 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,482. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

2

Broome

1

Cattaraugus

1

Chautauqua

1

Chemung

2

Cortland

1

Erie

9

Greene

1

Kings

3

Manhattan

1

Monroe

1

Montgomery

3

Niagara

2

Onondaga

1

Queens

4

Suffolk

3

Ulster

1

Westchester

4

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

Albany: (518) 474 - 8418
New York City: (212) 681 - 4640

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