Governor Cuomo Announces Updated COVID-19 Micro-Cluster Focus Zones

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Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.93 Percent

Based on Progress Controlling COVID Spread, Yellow Zone in Steuben County to be Removed

Port Chester Yellow Zone will Transition to Orange Warning ZoneNew Yellow Precautionary Zones in Staten Island and Tioga County

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 4.96 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 2.58 Percent     

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.93 Percent

21 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced updated COVID-19 micro-cluster focus areas in New York State. Based on data metrics, Port Chester’s yellow zone will transition to an orange warning zone. The Governor also announced new yellow precautionary zone focus areas in Staten Island and Tioga County. Based on progress controlling COVID spread, the yellow precautionary zone in Steuben County will be removed.

“The scientists all said for months we would see a national and global surge in the fall and winter – and right now, the national surge keeps getting worse,” Governor Cuomo said. “The trajectory is going up, and we have learned how to stay ahead of COVID. When we see a small increase, we attack it – that is our strategy as cases increase all around us. We can manage this challenge as long as we have individual discipline and government enforcement. Local governments must enforce the public health law – period. And we all need to be smart – wear a mask, wash your hands, socially distance, and stay New York Tough.”

Modifications to Current Focus Zones

Steuben County – Yellow Zone Removed

Based on declining and low positivity rates, Steuben County is now eligible to have its yellow precautionary zone status removed. 

Port Chester – Yellow Zone Changes to Orange Warning Zone – Click Here for Map

The 7-day average positivity rate in Port Chester has been above 3 percent for 10 days, meeting the metrics for an orange warning zone declaration.

New Focus Zones

Staten Island – New Yellow Precautionary Zone – Click Here for Map

Over the past ten days, parts of Staten Island have had 7-day average positivity rates above 2.5 percent, and cases per 100,000 and new daily hospital admissions have increased, meeting the metrics for a yellow zone designation.

Tioga County – New Yellow Precautionary Zone – Click Here for Map

Over the past ten days, parts of Tioga County have had 7-day average positivity rates above 4 percent, and cases per 100,000 and new daily hospital admissions have increased, meeting the metrics for a yellow zone designation.

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 4.96 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.58 percent. Within the focus areas, 24,005 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 1,192 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 140,295 test results were reported, yielding 3,628 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

FOCUS ZONE10/18- 10/24 % Positive10/25- 10/31 % Positive11/1- 11/7 % PositiveCurrent 7-day rolling averageDay PriorYesterday (11/10) % Positive
(11/9) %
Positive
Brooklyn orange-zone focus area % positive4.15%4.78%3.33%3.86%3.87%3.22%
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills yellow-zone focus area % positive2.40%2.65%2.96%3.53%4.56%3.65%
Rockland orange-zone focus area % positive3.65%4.08%2.96%2.60%2.86%1.81%
Orange yellow-zone focus area % positive2.64%2.37%1.96%1.87%2.62%1.74%
Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive6.39%6.00%4.13%4.15%6.17%3.41%
Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive8.36%5.52%6.45%5.39%6.90%4.52%
Westchester yellow-zone focus area % positive4.25%6.23%7.53%7.50%14.66%4.09%
Erie yellow-zone focus area % positive1.81%2.86%5.35%6.55%7.47%8.12%
Monroe yellow-zone focus area % positive1.89%2.22%4.06%5.09%4.76%6.21%
Onondaga yellow-zone focus area % positive2.18%2.83%4.68%5.83%8.61%7.37%
All focus area statewide % positive2.89%3.16%3.97%4.67%5.59%4.96%
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included1.31%1.54%1.95%2.43%3.09%2.93%
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included1.06%1.34%1.81%2.03%2.56%2.58%

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,628 (+80)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 270
  • Hospital Counties – 50
  • Number ICU – 304 (+8)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 135 (+7)
  • Total Discharges – 81,020 (+166)
  • Deaths – 21
  • Total Deaths – 26,026

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

REGIONSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAY
Capital Region2.0%2.9%1.2%
Central New York3.2%5.7%3.2%
Finger Lakes4.8%3.8%4.6%
Long Island3.4%3.5%3.3%
Mid-Hudson3.7%3.6%3.7%
Mohawk Valley1.9%2.2%1.6%
New York City2.5%2.4%2.8%
North Country2.2%2.2%2.1%
Southern Tier0.7%1.4%1.5%
Western New York5.3%5.7%4.4%

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

BOROUGHSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAY
Bronx2.7%2.7%2.7%
Brooklyn2.5%1.9%2.7%
Manhattan1.9%1.8%1.9%
Queens2.7%3.2%3.4%
Staten Island3.8%4.3%4.8%

Of the 540,965 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany4,25260
Allegany50319
Broome4,16781
Cattaraugus6279
Cayuga5737
Chautauqua1,16125
Chemung2,19740
Chenango4775
Clinton33118
Columbia84419
Cortland67712
Delaware2627
Dutchess5,94465
Erie16,028422
Essex2246
Franklin1525
Fulton3781
Genesee52717
Greene5641
Hamilton200
Herkimer47211
Jefferson2886
Lewis1959
Livingston44311
Madison6726
Monroe9,514273
Montgomery3004
Nassau52,575402
Niagara2,50538
NYC275,3141,731
Oneida3,25174
Onondaga7,021195
Ontario87022
Orange14,701148
Orleans46613
Oswego84031
Otsego4560
Putnam2,03026
Rensselaer1,24313
Rockland19,277144
Saratoga1,58316
Schenectady1,77719
Schoharie1333
Schuyler2004
Seneca1902
St. Lawrence5098
Steuben1,26617
Suffolk51,744412
Sullivan1,93212
Tioga88622
Tompkins73422
Ulster2,69424
Warren4936
Washington3906
Wayne70415
Westchester42,940244
Wyoming27110
Yates1782

Yesterday, 21 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,026. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
CountyNew Deaths
Allegany2
Broome2
Dutchess2
Erie2
Kings2
Manhattan1
Nassau2
Ontario1
Queens2
Suffolk1
Wayne2
Westchester2

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