December 6, 2020
Albany, NY

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

TOP Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State&...

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 6.22 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 4.24 Percent 

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.71 Percent 

 

56 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday 

 

WYSIWYG

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

"COVID-19 is spreading, and it affects all New Yorkers, Upstate and downstate. This is a war and we continue to adapt to the enemy by making decisions based on data and science — not opinion and fear,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’re closely monitoring hospital capacity and have implemented triggers to ensure hospitals have what they need. The light at the end of the tunnel is the vaccine, and one is coming, but until then we must be disciplined. Public health experts agree households and private gatherings are a major driver of transmission right now, demonstrating once again that it is our actions that determine the infection rate. We know what works: wear a mask, avoid indoor gatherings, and socially distance, and the local governments must do enforcement. We will win this war but it will take vigilance and everyone working together.”  ​

 

 

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 6.22 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 4.24 percent. Within the focus areas, 49,392 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 3073 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 156,440 test results were reported, yielding 6,629 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 (12/04) % Positive

Yesterday (12/05) % Positive

All focus area statewide % positive

4.81%

4.51%

5.14%

6.29%

6.17%

6.22%

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included

2.86%

2.89%

3.52%

4.89%

4.99%

4.71%

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included

2.47%

2.44%

3.02%

4.42%

4.59%

4.24%

 

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%

7.67%

7.63%

7.53%

Erie Yellow-zone focus area % positive

5.34%

7.36%

6.83%

8.35%

8.75%

9.10%

Niagara Yellow -zone focus area % positive

5.10%

4.44%

7.35%

8.51%

8.91%

9.13%

Monroe Orange-zone focus area % positive

4.41%

4.17%

6.59%

7.68%

7.41%

7.81%

Monroe Yellow-zone focus area % positive

5.95%

3.58%

5.62%

7.17%

7.01%

7.09%

Onondaga Orange-zone focus area % positive

6.26%

5.34%

6.13%

6.27%

5.60%

5.07%

Onondaga Yellow-zone focus area % positive

6.03%

4.50%

5.09%

6.00%

5.40%

4.97%

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

3.40%

3.40%

3.61%

4.68%

4.80%

4.87%

Bronx East Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.81%

3.52%

4.47%

5.41%

5.57%

5.73%

Bronx West Yellow -zone focus area % positive

3.80%

4.70%

4.64%

5.43%

5.35%

5.43%

Brooklyn Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.92%

3.70%

5.64%

8.07%

8.53%

8.80%

Rockland Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.55%

3.39%

3.94%

5.47%

5.56%

5.80%

Chemung Orange-zone focus area % positive

4.59%

4.71%

6.46%

6.38%

6.29%

5.80%

Staten Island Orange-zone focus area % positive

5.24%

4.96%

4.75%

7.20%

7.58%

7.95%

Staten Island Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.75%

3.61%

4.08%

5.26%

5.53%

5.79%

Tioga Yellow-zone focus area % positive

10.81%

5.60%

3.10%

5.80%

5.48%

5.95%

Orange Middletown - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.81%

5.41%

3.81%

7.07%

8.17%

8.16%

Orange Newburgh - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

8.07%

7.89%

8.57%

7.04%

7.37%

7.78%

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

3.23%

3.39%

3.40%

4.36%

4.51%

4.51%

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

3.69%

3.69%

3.93%

4.48%

4.97%

4.33%

Nassau Massapequa Park -Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.64%

4.15%

5.12%

6.88%

7.02%

6.39%

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

9.26%

5.69%

7.00%

6.02%

6.33%

6.63%

Suffolk-Riverhead-Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.80%

4.85%

3.49%

4.50%

5.03%

5.01%

Westchester Peekskill - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

10.36%

7.15%

7.23%

9.68%

10.51%

10.59%

Westchester Ossining - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

9.88%

10.22%

9.96%

8.93%

8.72%

8.68%

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

8.47%

8.27%

7.05%

5.36%

6.22%

5.70%

Westchester Yonkers - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.48%

4.11%

4.84%

4.61%

5.13%

5.76%

Westchester New Rochelle - Yellow-zone focus area % positive

6.46%

5.68%

5.44%

5.67%

5.86%

5.94%

Westchester Port Chester Orange-zone focus area % positive

9.34%

7.59%

7.21%

10.27%

11.27%

11.42%

 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Patient Hospitalization -- 4,442 (+124)
  • Patients Newly Admitted -- 648
  • Hospital Counties -- 55
  • Number ICU -- 850 (+25)
  • Number ICU with Intubation -- 464 (+29)
  • Total Discharges -- 87,949 (+476)
  • Deaths -- 56
  • Total Deaths -- 27,149

 

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

 

REGION

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

CURRENT 7-DAY AVERAGE

Capital Region

5.1%

4.9%

4.8%

4.50%

Central New York

5.9%

5.4%

4.6%

5.19%

Finger Lakes

8.5%

6.2%

8.5%

6.80%

Long Island

5.9%

5.6%

5.5%

5.38%

Mid-Hudson

6.6%

6.9%

6.4%

5.97%

Mohawk Valley

7.6%

7.2%

7.1%

6.35%

New York City

4.3%

3.8%

3.6%

4.01%

North Country

6.3%

3.3%

3.6%

4.39%

Southern Tier

2.4%

2.6%

1.6%

2.33%

Western New York

8.2%

7.6%

7.0%

7.40%

 

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

 

BOROUGH

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

CURRENT 7-DAY AVERAGE

Bronx

4.6%

4.4%

4.5%

4.64%

Brooklyn

4.4%

4.0%

3.5%

3.98%

Manhattan

2.8%

2.4%

2.1%

2.56%

Queens

4.7%

4.3%

4.2%

4.43 %

Staten Island

6.2%

6.1%

7.2%

6.30%

 

Of the 705,827 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

6,711

140

Allegany

1,224

42

Broome

5,946

71

Cattaraugus

1,412

38

Cayuga

1,119

51

Chautauqua

1,8493

52

Chemung

3,433

38

Chenango

724

14

Clinton

540

8

Columbia

1,100

14

Cortland

1,203

27

Delaware

432

12

Dutchess

8,099

144

Erie

29,337

656

Essex

316

5

Franklin

322

17

Fulton

613

18

Genesee

1,303

34

Greene

793

8

Hamilton

60

0

Herkimer

885

38

Jefferson

781

24

Lewis

467

8

Livingston

895

40

Madison

1,179

52

Monroe

19,074

621

Montgomery

623

22

Nassau

65,098

739

Niagara

4,813

135

NYC

331,006

3,127

Oneida

6,270

220

Onondaga

12,662

304

Ontario

1,629

54

Orange

18,219

201

Orleans

708

15

Oswego

2,039

59

Otsego

729

13

Putnam

3,331

98

Rensselaer

2,100

66

Rockland

22,800

167

Saratoga

2,734

62

Schenectady

3,032

75

Schoharie

245

10

Schuyler

352

2

Seneca

382

12

St. Lawrence

1,100

17

Steuben

2,059

43

Suffolk

67,112

1,119

Sullivan

2,302

14

Tioga

1,251

23

Tompkins

1,306

27

Ulster

3,858

85

Warren

657

11

Washington

489

6

Wayne

1,392

45

Westchester

54,671

727

Wyoming

690

22

Yates

307

10

 

 

Yesterday, 56 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 27,149. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

New Deaths by County of Residence

 

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Allegany

1

Bronx

1

Broome

2

Chemung

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

2

Genesee

1

Kings

3

Manhattan

1

Monroe

5

Niagara

2

Oneida

3

Onondaga

5

Ontario

1

Orange

1

Oswego

2

Putnam

1

Queens

5

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

5

Steuben

1

Suffolk

5

Ulster

3

Westchester

2

0
Translations
Translations
Contact the Governor's Press Office
Contact the Governor's Press Office