GOVERNOR CUOMO UPDATES NEW YORKERS ON STATE’S PROGRESS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

207,907 Test Results Reported to New York State Yesterday – New Record High

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 4.34 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 2.49 Percent    

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.87 Percent

34 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 08: New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Cuomo, though easing restrictions on casinos and malls throughout the state, has declined to do so for indoor dining in restaurants in New York City despite pressure from business owners, citing struggles by the city to enforce the state’s previous orders. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 207,907 test results were reported to New York State yesterday—a new record high.

“While we continue to see COVID-19 cases surge around the globe, our data-driven micro-cluster strategy – centered on a robust testing program – has helped New York maintain one of the nation’s lowest infection rates. However, we are in no way immune to the problems we are seeing elsewhere and we are entering a very dangerous period with the cold weather and holidays approaching,” Governor Cuomo said. “I understand the desire to come together with those you love and celebrate the holidays, but truly loving someone in 2020 unfortunately means you might not get to be together physically. Time and again, New Yorkers have put their toughness on display in order to keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe – and we must continue doing that, as difficult as it may be. By making these tough decisions and practicing the safe behaviors we know help stop the spread, we will get through this as one unified, loving state.”

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 4.34 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.49 percent. Within the focus areas, 42,316 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 1,839 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas,165,591 test results were reported, yielding 4,133 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

STATEWIDE

11/1- 11/7 % Positive

11/8- 11/14 % Positive

Current 7-day rolling average

Day Prior (11/19) % Positive

Yesterday (11/20) % Positive

 

All focus area statewide % positive

3.44%

4.89%

4.55%

4.55%

4.34%

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included

1.95%

2.86%

2.91%

2.66%

2.87%

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included

1.81%

2.47%

2.46%

2.15%

2.49%

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

 

FOCUS ZONE

11/1- 11/7 % Positive

11/8- 11/14 % Positive

Day Prior 7-day Rolling Average

Yesterday 7-day Rolling Average

Current 7-day Rolling average

 

Erie orange-zone focus area % positive

4.53%

7.22%

7.21%

7.40%

7.25%

Erie Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.64%

5.34%

6.08%

6.57%

7.58%

Niagara Yellow -zone focus area % positive

4.29%

5.10%

3.74%

4.40%

4.30%

Monroe Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.06%

5.54%

4.39%

4.12%

3.96%

Onondaga Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.68%

6.58%

5.67%

6.01%

5.65%

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

2.11%

3.40%

3.41%

3.39%

3.32%

Bronx East Yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.70%

3.81%

3.62%

3.41%

3.49%

Bronx West Yellow -zone focus area % positive

2.79%

3.80%

4.50%

4.68%

4.72%

Brooklyn Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.33%

3.92%

3.59%

3.55%

3.72%

Rockland Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.46%

3.55%

3.69%

3.41%

3.30%

Chemung Orange-zone focus area % positive

6.45%

4.59%

4.34%

4.76%

4.15%

Staten Island Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.00%

4.33%

4.29%

4.08%

3.99%

Tioga Yellow-zone focus area % positive

10.03%