(WSYR-TV) — COVID-19 didn’t take a break on Thanksgiving, as more than 8,000 New Yorkers tested positive for the virus Thursday. The most cases the state has seen in a single day since April 24.
For the second consecutive day, New York State reported a record number of COVID-19 test results Thursday and 3.72% of the tests were positive. Without the over sampling of the hot spots in New York State, the positive rate was 3.13% Thursday.
Complete COVID-19 data from Thursday provided by the New York State Health Department on Friday:
- Patient Hospitalization – 3,103 (+47)
- Patients Newly Admitted – 471
- Number ICU – 636 (+8)
- Number ICU with Intubation – 294 (+8)
- Total Discharges – 84,723 (+384)
- Deaths – 39
- Total Deaths – 26,588
Locally, parts of Onondaga County are currently in orange and yellow zones. In the county’s yellow zone, 4.01% of the COVID-19 tests were positive Thursday. This is about the same positive rate the area has averaged over the last seven days.
In the county’s orange zone, 4.62% of the COVID-19 test results were positive Thursday. This is a slightly lower positive rate than what the area has averaged over the past seven days.
In Onondaga County as a whole, 223 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Thursday. This is good for a positive rate of about 3.7%.
Tragically Onondaga County lost four more people to COVID-19, according to the county executive.
COVID-19 positive rates for all ten New York regions over the last three days:
|REGION||TUESDAY||WEDNESDAY||THURSDAY||CURRENT 7-DAY AVERAGE|
|Central New York||4.6%||3.8%||4.0%||3.66%|
|New York City||2.7%||2.4%||2.8%||2.56%|
|Western New York||6.6%||5.6%||8.1%||6.28%|
Since the pandemic began, 628,375 people tested positive for COVID-19 in New York.
Breakdown of cases by county:
|County||Total Positive||New Positive|
For more local COVID-19 data, click here.