GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW RECORD NUMBER OF COVID-19 TESTS REPORTED TO NEW YORK STATE IN SINGLE DAY

203,721 Test Results Reported to New York State Yesterday

Governors of Northeastern States to Hold Emergency Summit This Weekend

Based on Progress Controlling COVID Spread, Orange Zone in Rockland County Will Transition to Yellow Zone

Clinical specimen testing for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Laboratory.

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 4.58 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 2.29 Percent

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.65 Percent

24 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Cuomo: “We did 200,000 tests yesterday. It was an all-time high on number of tests. It’s amazing when you think that when we started we could only do 500 tests per day and we had to develop that capacity.” 

Cuomo: “You cannot sustain a rising COVID rate until you have a vaccine. If that is an operating assumption, that is wrong. … The vaccine is not here. The vaccine is on the horizon and you cannot take this rate of increase and survive pending the arrival of a vaccine.”

Earlier today, Governor Cuomo announced that 203,721 COVID-19 test results were reported to New York State yesterday — a new record high for the State. The Governor also announced Rockland County’s orange warning zone will transition to a yellow precautionary zone. The Governor also announced that an emergency summit will be held this weekend with the governors of Northeastern states to discuss aligning policy in light of rising COVID-19 cases in the region and throughout the country.

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