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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW YORK CITY CLEARED BY GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS TO BEGIN PHASE TWO OF REOPENING MONDAY

Only One Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive

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Confirms 796 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 386,556; New Cases in 40 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced global public health experts have cleared New York City to enter Phase Two of reopening on MondayBusiness guidance for Phase Two of the state’s reopening plan is available here.

“I am so incredibly proud of what we all did together and as a community. We reopened the economy and saved lives, because it was never a choice between one or the other, it was always right to do both,” Governor Cuomo said. “We showed that works in New York. We owe thanks to so many people, to our heroes, the healthcare and essential workers, to our legislature, our colleagues in New Jersey, Connecticut and neighboring states, local governments, the Army Corps of Engineers and most of all, to the great people of the state who rose to the occasion and did what they had to do.”

Out of the 79,308 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, only 796, or 1 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

New York City

1.20%

1.00%

1.10%

Capital Region

0.30%

0.40%

1.00%

Central New York

1.10%

3.00%

1.30%

Finger Lakes

0.60%

1.00%

1.00%

Long Island

0.70%

0.70%

0.80%

Hudson Valley

0.90%

0.60%

1.10%

Mohawk Valley

0.60%

1.30%

1.50%

North Country

0.30%

0.10%

0.10%

Southern Tier

0.10%

0.00%

0.20%

Western New York

1.00%

1.10%

0.70%

The Governor also confirmed 796 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 386,556 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 386,556 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,049

15

Allegany

58

1

Broome

663

6

Cattaraugus

109

0

Cayuga

107

1

Chautauqua

112

2

Chemung

139

1

Chenango

139

0

Clinton

99

0

Columbia

446

3

Cortland

44

0

Delaware

89

0

Dutchess

4,110

22

Erie

6,955

35

Essex

40

0

Franklin

27

1

Fulton

237

1

Genesee

218

1

Greene

254

2

Hamilton

6

0

Herkimer

131

3

Jefferson

82

0

Lewis

21