Update on New York State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.96 Percent

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 6.27 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 4.46 Percent     

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.96 Percent

66 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Thanksgiving was not just one day or weekend – it was the commencement of the holiday season, and the holiday season means increased social activity, which means an increased viral transmission. The rate will likely continue to go up through New Year’s and the number one priority when you get into this situation is tracking hospitalizations and ensuring hospitals do not become overwhelmed. Our five-part strategy is focused on that, but it’s also critical that New Yorkers continue to do the right thing by remembering to wash our hands, wear masks and remaining socially distant,” Governor Cuomo said. “Looking ahead, the vaccination program is going to be a major governmental undertaking and it has to be done right. Unfortunately, there are gross omissions in the federal plan that are going to fundamentally impede effective vaccination. Not only has the federal government failed to provide states with any funding, but the existing federal plan fails to provide any effective plan for getting the vaccine to Black, Brown and poor communities, and it contains a data-sharing agreement that could dissuade the undocumented community from participating in the program. The vaccination program only works if everyone is vaccinated and if you are not reaching the Black, Brown and poor communities and then you’re alienating the undocumented community, you are making it virtually impossible for this vaccine program to ever be successful – and we need this program to be successful.”

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 6.27 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 4.46 percent. Within the focus areas, 40,802 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 2,558 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 105,873 test results were reported, yielding 4,727 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

STATEWIDE11/8- 11/14 % Positive11/15- 11/21 % Positive11/22- 11/28 % PositiveCurrent 7-day rolling averageDay Prior (11/29) % PositiveYesterday (11/30) % Positive 
 
 
All focus area statewide % positive4.81%4.51%5.14%5.66%6.22%6.27% 
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included2.86%2.89%3.52%3.97%4.57%4.96% 
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included2.47%2.44%3.02%3.43%4.02%4.46% 

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

FOCUS ZONE11/8- 11/14 % Positive11/15- 11/21 % Positive11/22- 11/28 % PositiveDay Prior 7-day Rolling AverageYesterday 7-day Rolling AverageCurrent 7-day Rolling average 
 
 
Erie orange-zone focus area % positive7.22%7.30%7.20%7.20%7.43%7.77% 
Erie Yellow-zone focus area % positive5.34%7.36%6.83%6.83%6.61%7.73% 
Niagara Yellow -zone focus area % positive5.10%4.44%7.35%7.35%7.89%7.80% 
Monroe Orange-zone focus area % positive4.41%4.17%6.59%6.59%7.04%7.32% 
Monroe Yellow-zone focus area % positive5.95%3.58%5.62%5.62%6.44%6.81% 
Onondaga Orange-zone focus area % positive6.26%5.34%6.13%6.13%5.98%5.91% 
Onondaga Yellow-zone focus area % positive6.03%4.50%5.09%5.09%5.13%5.17% 
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills/Astoria yellow-zone focus area % positive3.40%3.40%3.61%3.61%3.78%3.98% 
Bronx East Yellow-zone focus area % positive3.81%3.52%4.47%4.47%4.74%5.00% 
Bronx West Yellow -zone focus area % positive3.80%4.70%4.64%4.64%4.81%5.04% 
Brooklyn Yellow-zone focus area % positive3.92%3.70%5.64%5.64%5.73%6.13% 
Rockland Yellow-zone focus area % positive3.55%3.39%3.94%3.94%4.23%4.52% 
Chemung Orange-zone focus area % positive4.59%4.71%6.46%6.46%7.03%7.28% 
Staten Island Orange-zone focus area % positive5.24%4.96%4.75%4.75%5.09%5.66% 
Staten Island Yellow-zone focus area % positive3.75%3.61%4.08%4.08%4.18%4.55% 
Tioga Yellow-zone focus area % positive10.81%5.60%3.10%3.10%3.74%5.44% 
Orange Middletown – Yellow-zone focus area % positive3.81%5.41%3.81%3.81%4.78%5.28% 
Orange Newburgh – Yellow-zone focus area % positive8.07%7.89%8.57%8.57%7.76%7.30% 
Manhattan-Washington Heights-Yellow-zone focus area % positive3.23%3.39%3.40%3.40%3.73%3.84% 
Nassau-Great Neck-Yellow-zone focus area % positive3.69%3.69%3.93%3.93%4.34%4.39% 
Nassau Massapequa Park -Yellow-zone focus area % positive4.64%4.15%5.12%5.12%5.54%6.14% 
Suffolk-Hampton Bays-Yellow-zone focus area % positive9.26%5.69%7.00%7.00%6.68%6.76% 
Suffolk-Riverhead-Yellow-zone focus area % positive4.80%4.85%3.49%3.49%2.87%2.95% 
Westchester Peekskill – Yellow-zone focus area % positive10.36%7.15%7.23%7.23%8.43%9.55% 
Westchester Ossining – Yellow-zone focus area % positive9.88%10.22%9.96%9.96%10.65%10.03% 
Westchester Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow – Yellow-zone focus area % positive8.47%8.27%7.05%7.05%6.38%5.55% 
Westchester Yonkers – Yellow-zone focus area % positive4.48%4.11%4.84%4.84%5.03%4.75% 
Westchester New Rochelle – Yellow-zone focus area % positive6.46%5.68%5.44%5.44%6.19%6.51% 
Westchester Port Chester Orange-zone focus area % positive9.34%7.59%7.21%7.21%7.91%8.54% 

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 3,774 (+242)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 502
  • Hospital Counties – 55
  • Number ICU – 718 (+37)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 348 (+23)
  • Total Discharges – 85,808 (+252)
  • Deaths – 66
  • Total Deaths – 26,816

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

REGIONSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYCURRENT 7-DAY AVERAGE
Capital Region3.4%3.7%4.7%3.47%
Central New York6.9%4.2%5.5%5.05%
Finger Lakes6.6%6.6%6.4%6.24%
Long Island4.1%4.5%4.7%3.91%
Mid-Hudson4.9%5.1%5.3%4.72%
Mohawk Valley5.1%4.6%5.6%4.47%
New York City3.4%3.9%4.1%3.12%
North Country2.4%3.0%4.6%2.89%
Southern Tier4.1%3.8%4.9%2.69%
Western New York7.2%7.4%9.0%7.29%

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

BOROUGHSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYCURRENT 7-DAY AVERAGE
Bronx4.1%4.7%4.7%4.13%
Brooklyn2.9%3.5%3.9%2.89%
Manhattan2.7%3.1%2.9%2.07%
Queens3.5%4.2%4.0%3.43%
Staten Island5.1%5.8%6.9%4.82%

Of the 655,265 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany5,968152
Allegany1,05816
Broome5,44881
Cattaraugus1,16429
Cayuga91727
Chautauqua1,60929
Chemung3,10922
Chenango6496
Clinton48019
Columbia1,0358
Cortland1,08221
Delaware37512
Dutchess7,35470
Erie26,042615
Essex2893
Franklin2715
Fulton51810
Genesee1,07648
Greene71015
Hamilton471
Herkimer73122
Jefferson58620
Lewis38012
Livingston73824
Madison96312
Monroe16,060400
Montgomery51016
Nassau61,162461
Niagara4,019145
NYC314,5482,569
Oneida5,084114
Onondaga10,995191
Ontario1,35428
Orange17,075184
Orleans6344
Oswego1,68459
Otsego64917
Putnam2,88440
Rensselaer1,79549
Rockland21,845213
Saratoga2,37077
Schenectady2,55574
Schoharie20811
Schuyler3204
Seneca32011
St. Lawrence87424
Steuben1,82427
Suffolk61,681609
Sullivan2,2108
Tioga1,1534
Tompkins1,13921
Ulster3,43453
Warren59512
Washington4575
Wayne1,17527
Westchester51,220527
Wyoming56418
Yates2694

Yesterday, 66 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,816. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
CountyNew Deaths
Allegany2
Bronx3
Broome2
Chemung4
Cortland1
Erie10
Genesee1
Jefferson1
Livingston2
Monroe5
Montgomery1
Nassau3
Niagara2
Oneida1
Onondaga5
Orange4
Oswego1
Queens3
Richmond3
Schenectady1
St. Lawrence4
Steuben1
Suffolk3
Wayne1
Westchester2

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