Governor Cuomo Announces New Record High Number of COVID-19 Tests Reported

In October 29, 2020

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 ZONE 10/4 – 10/10 % Positive 10/11 – 10/17 % Positive 10/18 – 10/25 % Positive Current 7-day rolling average Day Prior (10/27) % Positive Yesterday (10/28) % Positive
Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive 5.86% 5.29% 4.44% 3.64% 3.56% 4.62%
Brooklyn yellow-zone focus area % positive 1.36% 1.93% 2.38% 2.47% 2.75% 2.80%
Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills yellow-zone focus area % positive 2.27% 2.03% 2.40% 2.57% 2.69% 2.85%
Queens Far Rockaway yellow-zone focus area % positive 2.71% 2.70% 2.00% 1.88% 1.75% 2.79%
Rockland red-zone focus area % positive 9.77% 4.54% 3.65% 3.37% 4.34% 2.72%
Orange orange-zone focus area % positive 12.41% 4.62% 2.64% 1.77% 2.38% 2.63%
Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive 3.63% 4.05% 6.39% 6.75% 4.16% 5.14%
Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive 7.82% 7.52% 4.42% 5.13% 6.43% 5.45%
Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive 6.49% 7.12% 8.36% 7.21% 7.05% 4.86%
All focus area statewide % positive 3.18% 3.00% 3.27% 3.09% 3.78% 3.24%
Statewide % positive with all focus areas included 1.18% 1.16% 1.31%  1.43% 1.56% 1.48%
Statewide % positive without all focus areas included 1.01% 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:

 

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 3,660 33
Allegany 314 6
Broome 3,620 54
Cattaraugus 517 15
Cayuga 405 8
Chautauqua 955 31
Chemung 1,777 34
Chenango 408 11
Clinton 248 2
Columbia 721 11
Cortland 553 6
Delaware 178 1
Dutchess 5,508 36
Erie 13,161 140
Essex 199 1
Franklin 80 0
Fulton 363 1
Genesee 396 8
Greene 507 2
Hamilton 17 0
Herkimer 394 0
Jefferson 211 4
Lewis 134 7
Livingston 313 8
Madison 570 5
Monroe 7,386 74
Montgomery 270 2
Nassau 49,841 178
Niagara 2,088 13
NYC 261,607 1,060
Oneida 2,769 23
Onondaga 5,498 44
Ontario 679 10
Orange 13,672 75
Orleans 412 6
Oswego 631 4
Otsego 404 4
Putnam 1,825 13
Rensselaer 1,110 11
Rockland 18,024 81
Saratoga 1,365 20
Schenectady 1,579 9
Schoharie 112 1
Schuyler 135 9
Seneca 147 4
St. Lawrence 405 6
Steuben 1,025 20
Suffolk 49,198 200
Sullivan 1,786 7
Tioga 653 24
Tompkins 632 13
Ulster 2,531 13
Warren 461 2
Washington 338 2
Wayne 512 24
Westchester 40,554 116
Wyoming 192 4
Yates 126 3

 

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
County New Deaths
Bronx 1
Broome 4
Columbia 1
Kings 4
Manhattan 1
Nassau 1
Queens 1
Rensselaer 1
Rockland 1
Suffolk 2
Tioga 1
Westchester 1

 

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