(WIVB) – A new record-high number of COVID-19 tests was reported to New York State on Thursday, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
On Thursday, 205,466 tests were reported to the state.
The statewide positivity rate was 2.66% for Thursday. The positive testing rate in all of New York’s focus zones is 4.55%, and the state’s positivity rate outside of the focus zones is 2.15%.
There were tragically 32 COVID-19 deaths in New York on Thursday.
72 more people became hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state Thursday. There are now 2,348 New Yorkers in the hospital battling the virus.
As of Friday, Onondaga County has 92 people in the hospital with COVID-19, the most the county has seen since the pandemic began.
According to the state, Western New York’s current seven-day rolling average is 4.84%, the highest of any region in the state.
Central New York has the second highest COVID-19 positive rate in New York State over the last seven days, with 3.74% of all test results coming back positive.
The current seven-day rolling average for Onondaga County’s Yellow Zone is 6.01%.
Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
|REGION||TUESDAY||WEDNESDAY||THURSDAY||CURRENT 7-DAY AVERAGE|
|Central New York||3.7%||3.3%||3.2%||3.74%|
|New York City||2.9%||2.4%||2.4%||2.52%|
|Western New York||5.6%||4.1%||4.1%||4.84%|
Of the 584,850 total individuals in New York State who tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began, the geographic breakdown is as follows:
|County||Total Positive||New Positive|
For more local COVID-19 data, click here.
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