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Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

 

“We’re dealing with the cluster situation. We’ve had clusters in the past stemming from factories, churches, bars and other locations. Remember we started with New Rochelle, the first hotspot in the United States, which stemmed from someone who attended a religious gathering and then a wedding. And that was the first super spreader event, so we’re quite familiar with this, and when there’s a cluster, we are very aggressive on it and we’re oversampling in the clusters,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’ve deployed rapid testing machines. So you have two infection rates that you want to pay attention to: the statewide numbers and then the cluster numbers. All of this is a stark reminder that we need to stay smart and vigilant – wear a mask, socially distance, follow the public health guidance – because this thing is not over.”

 

New York State continues to track clusters with a particular focus on the top 20 ZIP codes in which there have been hotspots. Within the 20 hotspot ZIP codes, the average rate of positive tests is 5.5 percent. The rate of positive tests for the remainder of New York State, not counting the top 20 ZIP codes, is 0.82 percent. The rate of positive tests for all of New York State, including the top 20 ZIP codes, is 1.02 percent. These 20 ZIP codes contained 23 percent of all positive cases in New York State yesterday, but represent only 6 percent of the state’s population.

 

The Governor noted that 20 hotspot ZIP codes reported an average 5.5 percent positivity rate. Areas that had high positivity rates will be subject of focused testing efforts including access to rapid testing machines. These ZIP codes include:

 

REGION

COUNTY

ZIP

% POSITIVE

TESTS

POSITIVES

Mid-Hudson

Rockland

10952

17%

200

34

Mid-Hudson

Rockland

10977

14%

350

50

NYC

Kings

11230

8%

342

29

NYC

Kings

11204

6%

223

13

NYC

Kings

11219

5%

260

12

NYC

Kings

11223

4%

253

11

NYC

Kings

11229

4%

286

11

NYC

Kings

11210

4%

182

7

NYC

Kings

11234

4%

279

10

NYC

Bronx

10465

4%

140

5

NYC

New York

10040

4%

198

7

Mid-Hudson

Orange

10950

3%

86

3

NYC

Queens

11374

3%

151

5

NYC

Richmond

10306

3%

152

5

NYC

Richmond

10304

3%

185

6

Long Island

Suffolk

11717

3%

125

4

Long Island

Nassau

11580

3%

138

4

NYC

Queens

11691

3%

255

7

Long Island

Suffolk

11746

3%

183

5

NYC

Bronx

10462

3%

266

7

 

The Governor also announced the New York State Department of Financial Services will extend an emergency regulation requiring New York health insurers to waive out-of-pocket costs, including cost-sharing, deductibles, copayments and coinsurance, for in-network mental health services for New York’s frontline essential workers during COVID-19 until November 27. The extension of this emergency regulation helps to ensure that cost-sharing is not a barrier to in-network mental health services during COVID-19 for health care workers, first responders, transit workers, food services workers, retail workers at essential businesses, and other frontline essential employees, who are required to directly interact with the public while working during this continuing public health emergency. Governor Cuomo first announced the State’s directive requiring New York insurers to waive out-of-pocket costs for in-network mental health services for frontline essential workers during COVID-19 in May.

 

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,114 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 4 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

 

 

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Patient Hospitalization – 605 (+34)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 100
  • Hospital Counties – 38
  • Number ICU – 144 (-3)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 67 (+6)
  • Total Discharges – 76,754 (+63)
  • Deaths – 9
  • Total Deaths – 25,479

 

Of the 97,960 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 1,000, or 1.02 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Capital Region

0.9%

0.9%

0.5%

Central New York

0.8%

1.7%

0.4%

Finger Lakes

0.6%

0.9%

0.3%

Long Island

1.2%

1.2%

1.3%

Mid-Hudson

3.1%

2.0%

2.4%

Mohawk Valley

1.2%

0.8%

0.3%

New York City

1.6%

1.3%

1.2%

North Country

0.4%

0.2%

0.2%

Southern Tier

3.6%

1.9%

0.6%

Western New York

0.9%

1.3%

1.1%

 

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

 

BOROUGH

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Bronx

1.0%

1.0%

1.1%

Brooklyn

2.6%

1.7%

1.8%

Manhattan

0.8%

0.7%

0.6%

Queens

1.6%

1.5%

1.2%

Staten Island

1.3%

1.6%

2.2%

 

The Governor also confirmed 1,000 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 458,649 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 458,649 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

3,120

4

Allegany

114

6

Broome

1,673

31

Cattaraugus

276

5

Cayuga

220

1

Chautauqua

590

5

Chemung

510

18

Chenango

253

2

Clinton

162

0

Columbia

595

3

Cortland

184

3

Delaware

136

0

Dutchess

5,137

7

Erie

11,500

55

Essex

169

1

Franklin

66

0

Fulton

339

0

Genesee

330

3

Greene

325

2

Hamilton

15

0

Herkimer

338

1

Jefferson

172

2

Lewis

50

0

Livingston

208

1

Madison

497

0

Monroe

6,085

11

Montgomery

235

1

Nassau

46,857

66

Niagara

1,788

5

NYC

244,041

446

Oneida

2,436

4

Onondaga

4,424

15

Ontario

475

0

Orange

12,143

21

Orleans

336

1

Oswego

503

4

Otsego

341

1

Putnam

1,617

5

Rensselaer

919

3

Rockland

15,452

110

Saratoga

1,066

6

Schenectady

1,410

5

Schoharie

85

0

Schuyler

43

0

Seneca

107

0

St. Lawrence

327

2

Steuben

453

3

Suffolk

46,517

53

Sullivan

1,604

4

Tioga

249

7

Tompkins

421

4

Ulster

2,280

8

Warren

391

5

Washington

302

1

Wayne

323

2

Westchester

38,239

57

Wyoming

137

0

Yates

64

0

 

Yesterday, there were 9 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,479. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Allegany

2

Chemung

1

Essex

1

Kings

2

Queens

2

Suffolk

1

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