December 1, 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 6.27 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 4.46 Percent     

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.96 Percent

 

66 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.

 

"Thanksgiving was not just one day or weekend - it was the commencement of the holiday season, and the holiday season means increased social activity, which means an increased viral transmission. The rate will likely continue to go up through New Year's and the number one priority when you get into this situation is tracking hospitalizations and ensuring hospitals do not become overwhelmed. Our five-part strategy is focused on that, but it's also critical that New Yorkers continue to do the right thing by remembering to wash our hands, wear masks and remaining socially distant," Governor Cuomo said. "Looking ahead, the vaccination program is going to be a major governmental undertaking and it has to be done right. Unfortunately, there are gross omissions in the federal plan that are going to fundamentally impede effective vaccination. Not only has the federal government failed to provide states with any funding, but the existing federal plan fails to provide any effective plan for getting the vaccine to Black, Brown and poor communities, and it contains a data-sharing agreement that could dissuade the undocumented community from participating in the program. The vaccination program only works if everyone is vaccinated and if you are not reaching the Black, Brown and poor communities and then you're alienating the undocumented community, you are making it virtually impossible for this vaccine program to ever be successful - and we need this program to be successful."

    

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 6.27 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 4.46 percent. Within the focus areas, 40,802 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 2,558 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 105,873 test results were reported, yielding 4,727 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

11/22- 11/28 % Positive

Current 7-day rolling average

Day Prior (11/29) % Positive

Yesterday (11/30) % Positive

All focus area statewide % positive

4.81%

4.51%

5.14%

5.66%

6.22%

6.27%

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included

2.86%

2.89%

3.52%

3.97%

4.57%

4.96%

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included

2.47%

2.44%

3.02%

3.43%

4.02%

4.46%

 

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

11/22- 11/28 % 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%

7.20%

7.43%

7.77%

Erie Yellow-zone focus area % positive

5.34%

7.36%

6.83%

6.83%

6.61%

7.73%

Niagara Yellow -zone focus area % positive

5.10%

4.44%

7.35%

7.35%

7.89%

7.80%

Monroe Orange-zone focus area % positive

4.41%

4.17%

6.59%

6.59%

7.04%

7.32%

Monroe Yellow-zone focus area % positive

5.95%

3.58%

5.62%

5.62%

6.44%

6.81%

Onondaga Orange-zone focus area % positive

6.26%

5.34%

6.13%

6.13%

5.98%

5.91%

Onondaga Yellow-zone focus area % positive

6.03%

4.50%

5.09%

5.09%

5.13%

5.17%

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

3.40%

3.40%

3.61%

3.61%

3.78%

3.98%

Bronx East Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.81%

3.52%

4.47%

4.47%

4.74%

5.00%

Bronx West Yellow -zone focus area % positive

3.80%

4.70%

4.64%

4.64%

4.81%

5.04%

Brooklyn Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.92%

3.70%

5.64%

5.64%

5.73%

6.13%

Rockland Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.55%

3.39%

3.94%

3.94%

4.23%

4.52%

Chemung Orange-zone focus area % positive

4.59%

4.71%

6.46%

6.46%

7.03%

7.28%

Staten Island Orange-zone focus area % positive

5.24%

4.96%

4.75%

4.75%

5.09%

5.66%

Staten Island Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.75%

3.61%

4.08%

4.08%

4.18%

4.55%

Tioga Yellow-zone focus area % positive

10.81%

5.60%

3.10%

3.10%

3.74%

5.44%

Orange Middletown - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.81%

5.41%

3.81%

3.81%

4.78%

5.28%

Orange Newburgh - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

8.07%

7.89%

8.57%

8.57%

7.76%

7.30%

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

3.23%

3.39%

3.40%

3.40%

3.73%

3.84%

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

3.69%

3.69%

3.93%

3.93%

4.34%

4.39%

Nassau Massapequa Park -Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.64%

4.15%

5.12%

5.12%

5.54%

6.14%

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

9.26%

5.69%

7.00%

7.00%

6.68%

6.76%

Suffolk-Riverhead-Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.80%

4.85%

3.49%

3.49%

2.87%

2.95%

Westchester Peekskill - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

10.36%

7.15%

7.23%

7.23%

8.43%

9.55%

Westchester Ossining - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

9.88%

10.22%

9.96%

9.96%

10.65%

10.03%

Westchester Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

8.47%

8.27%

7.05%

7.05%

6.38%

5.55%

Westchester Yonkers - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.48%

4.11%

4.84%

4.84%

5.03%

4.75%

Westchester New Rochelle - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

6.46%

5.68%

5.44%

5.44%

6.19%

6.51%

Westchester Port Chester Orange-zone focus area % positive

9.34%

7.59%

7.21%

7.21%

7.91%

8.54%

  

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 3,774 (+242)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 502
  • Hospital Counties - 55
  • Number ICU - 718 (+37)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 348 (+23)
  • Total Discharges - 85,808 (+252)
  • Deaths - 66
  • Total Deaths - 26,816

    

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

  

REGION

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

CURRENT 7-DAY AVERAGE

Capital Region

3.4%

3.7%

4.7%

3.47%

Central New York

6.9%

4.2%

5.5%

5.05%

Finger Lakes

6.6%

6.6%

6.4%

6.24%

Long Island

4.1%

4.5%

4.7%

3.91%

Mid-Hudson

4.9%

5.1%

5.3%

4.72%

Mohawk Valley

5.1%

4.6%

5.6%

4.47%

New York City

3.4%

3.9%

4.1%

3.12%

North Country

2.4%

3.0%

4.6%

2.89%

Southern Tier

4.1%

3.8%

4.9%

2.69%

Western New York

7.2%

7.4%

9.0%

7.29%

 

 

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

  

BOROUGH

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

CURRENT 7-DAY AVERAGE

Bronx

4.1%

4.7%

4.7%

4.13%

Brooklyn

2.9%

3.5%

3.9%

2.89%

Manhattan

2.7%

3.1%

2.9%

2.07%

Queens

3.5%

4.2%

4.0%

3.43%

Staten Island

5.1%

5.8%

6.9%

4.82%

 

Of the 655,265 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

  

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

5,968

152

Allegany

1,058

16

Broome

5,448

81

Cattaraugus

1,164

29

Cayuga

917

27

Chautauqua

1,609

29

Chemung

3,109

22

Chenango

649

6

Clinton

480

19

Columbia

1,035

8

Cortland

1,082

21

Delaware

375

12

Dutchess

7,354

70

Erie

26,042

615

Essex

289

3

Franklin

271

5

Fulton

518

10

Genesee

1,076

48

Greene

710

15

Hamilton

47

1

Herkimer

731

22

Jefferson

586

20

Lewis

380

12

Livingston

738

24

Madison

963

12

Monroe

16,060

400

Montgomery

510

16

Nassau

61,162

461

Niagara

4,019

145

NYC

314,548

2,569

Oneida

5,084

114

Onondaga

10,995

191

Ontario

1,354

28

Orange

17,075

184

Orleans

634

4

Oswego

1,684

59

Otsego

649

17

Putnam

2,884

40

Rensselaer

1,795

49

Rockland

21,845

213

Saratoga

2,370

77

Schenectady

2,555

74

Schoharie

208

11

Schuyler

320

4

Seneca

320

11

St. Lawrence

874

24

Steuben

1,824

27

Suffolk

61,681

609

Sullivan

2,210

8

Tioga

1,153

4

Tompkins

1,139

21

Ulster

3,434

53

Warren

595

12

Washington

457

5

Wayne

1,175

27

Westchester

51,220

527

Wyoming

564

18

Yates

269

4

  

Yesterday, 66 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,816. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

  

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Allegany

2

Bronx

3

Broome

2

Chemung

4

Cortland

1

Erie

10

Genesee

1

Jefferson

1

Livingston

2

Monroe

5

Montgomery

1

Nassau

3

Niagara

2

Oneida

1

Onondaga

5

Orange

4

Oswego

1

Queens

3

Richmond

3

Schenectady

1

St. Lawrence

4

Steuben

1

Suffolk

3

Wayne

1

Westchester

2

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