RECORD HIGH NUMBER OF COVID-19 TESTS REPORTED

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168,353 Test Results Reported to New York State Yesterday

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 3.24 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 1.25 Percent

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.48 Percent

19 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 168,353 COVID-19 test results were reported to New York State yesterday—a new record high.

“COVID-19 has had untold impacts on New Yorkers’ physical and mental health, and it’s critical that everyone stays vigilant as we move into the winter and COVID fatigue sets in. New York continues to closely monitor the data and increase its testing capacity to new highs, one of which we’ve achieved today,” Governor Cuomo said. “It’s important to put our state in context—we’re pushing ahead in the midst of increasing cases in the United States and around the globe. New Yorkers should wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands, and local governments should continue to practice careful enforcement. This night has been long, but we will see the sun on the horizon again if we stay New York Tough.”

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 3.24 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 1.25 percent. Within the focus areas, 19,696 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 639 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 148,657 test results were reported, yielding 1,860 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

FOCUS ZONE10/4 – 10/10 % Positive10/11 – 10/17 % Positive10/18 – 10/25 % PositiveCurrent 7-day rolling averageDay Prior (10/27) % PositiveYesterday (10/28) % Positive
Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive5.86%5.29%4.44%3.64%3.56%4.62%
Brooklyn yellow-zone focus area % positive1.36%1.93%2.38%2.47%2.75%2.80%
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills yellow-zone focus area % positive2.27%2.03%2.40%2.57%2.69%2.85%
Queens Far Rockaway yellow-zone focus area % positive2.71%2.70%2.00%1.88%1.75%2.79%
Rockland red-zone focus area % positive9.77%4.54%3.65%3.37%4.34%2.72%
Orange orange-zone focus area % positive12.41%4.62%2.64%1.77%2.38%2.63%
Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive3.63%4.05%6.39%6.75%4.16%5.14%
Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive7.82%7.52%4.42%5.13%6.43%5.45%
Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive6.49%7.12%8.36%7.21%7.05%4.86%
All focus area statewide % positive3.18%3.00%3.27%3.09%3.78%3.24%
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included1.18%1.16%1.31% 1.43%1.56%1.48%
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included1.01%1.06%1.06% 1.22%1.37%1.25%

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,085 (+0)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 150
  • Hospital Counties – 42
  • Number ICU – 237 (+1)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 114 (-6)
  • Total Discharges – 79,501 (+135)
  • Deaths – 19
  • Total Deaths – 25,792

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

REGION MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
Capital Region 1.3% 1.1% 1.3%
Central New York 2.2% 1.0% 0.9%
Finger Lakes 1.7% 1.6% 1.6%
Long Island 1.6% 1.9% 1.5%
Mid-Hudson 2.2% 2.1% 1.9%
Mohawk Valley 1.1% 0.9% 0.7%
New York City 1.7% 1.6% 1.5%
North Country 0.9% 0.5% 0.7%
Southern Tier 2.0% 1.1% 1.1%
Western New York 2.6% 1.9% 2.5%

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

BOROUGH  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
Bronx  1.7% 1.9% 2.1%
Brooklyn  1.7% 1.6% 1.7%
Manhattan  1.1% 1.3% 0.7%
Queens  2.1% 1.5% 1.7%
Staten Island  2.1% 2.6% 2.4%

Of the 503,176 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany3,66033
Allegany3146
Broome3,62054
Cattaraugus51715
Cayuga4058
Chautauqua95531
Chemung1,77734
Chenango40811
Clinton2482
Columbia72111
Cortland5536
Delaware1781
Dutchess5,50836
Erie13,161140
Essex1991
Franklin800
Fulton3631
Genesee3968
Greene5072
Hamilton170
Herkimer3940
Jefferson2114
Lewis1347
Livingston3138
Madison5705
Monroe7,38674
Montgomery2702
Nassau49,841178
Niagara2,08813
NYC261,6071,060
Oneida2,76923
Onondaga5,49844
Ontario67910
Orange13,67275
Orleans4126
Oswego6314
Otsego4044
Putnam1,82513
Rensselaer1,11011
Rockland18,02481
Saratoga1,36520
Schenectady1,5799
Schoharie1121
Schuyler1359
Seneca1474
St. Lawrence4056
Steuben1,02520
Suffolk49,198200
Sullivan1,7867
Tioga65324
Tompkins63213
Ulster2,53113
Warren4612
Washington3382
Wayne51224
Westchester40,554116
Wyoming1924
Yates1263

Yesterday, 19 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,792. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
CountyNew Deaths
Bronx1
Broome4
Columbia1
Kings4
Manhattan1
Nassau1
Queens1
Rensselaer1
Rockland1
Suffolk2
Tioga1
Westchester1

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