NYS COVID-19 positive rate stays below 1%, record number of test results reported on Friday

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The battle against COVID-19 continues in New York, as the state reported a record number of coronavirus test results in a single day on Friday, and the positive rate stayed below one percent.

According to Governor Cuomo, the state received 110,444 test results Friday and 986 of them were positive, which is about 0.89%.

Governor Cuomo is proud that New York’s positive rate has remained low, despite an increase in testing.

When we first started this journey a few months ago, we only had the capacity to do a few hundred tests per day – we have now reached a new record with over 110,000 tests reported to the State in one day. Despite testing more than most other states, our infection rate remains below one percent. But this pandemic is not over. We must protect our progress, and it’s going to take all of us to keep up our hard work to do so. Everyone must continue to wash their hands, wear their masks, remain socially distant and above all, stay New York Tough.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Tragically, two more New Yorkers lost their lives to COVID-19 on Friday. 

Friday’s complete COVID-19 data provided by the New York State Health Department:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 467 (-11)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 61
  • Hospital Counties – 31
  • Number ICU – 144 (+3)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 60 (-2)
  • Total Discharges – 76,101 (+65
  • Deaths – 2
  • Total Deaths – 25,425

Central New York’s data was better than the state’s average on Friday, with only 0.5% of the region’s test results coming back positive. This is the first time since September 11 that Central New York’s positive rate was below one percent.

COVID-19 positive rates for all ten New York regions over the last three days:

REGIONWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Capital Region1.0%0.5%0.8%
Central New York1.2%1.6%0.5%
Finger Lakes0.6%0.4%0.5%
Long Island1.1%0.9%1.0%
Mid-Hudson1.4%1.4%1.2%
Mohawk Valley0.6%0.4%0.4%
New York City1.0%0.9%1.1%
North Country0.2%0.4%0.3%
Southern Tier0.4%0.4%0.4%
Western New York1.5%1.2%0.9%

Since the pandemic began, there have been 449,038 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York State, according to the State Health Department.

Breakdown of COVID-19 cases by county:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany3,00627
Allegany961
Broome1,4599
Cattaraugus2534
Cayuga1961
Chautauqua5361
Chemung32217
Chenango2480
Clinton1540
Columbia5800
Cortland1555
Delaware1301
Dutchess5,0533
Erie10,91744
Essex1581
Franklin640
Fulton3321
Genesee3145
Greene3190
Hamilton151
Herkimer3191
Jefferson1611
Lewis500
Livingston2010
Madison4862
Monroe5,87619
Montgomery2234
Nassau46,154102
Niagara1,7147
NYC239,798492
Oneida2,3734
Onondaga4,20116
Ontario4562
Orange11,79030
Orleans3231
Oswego4246
Otsego3251
Putnam1,5734
Rensselaer8961
Rockland14,80154
Saratoga9905
Schenectady1,3773
Schoharie830
Schuyler370
Seneca1050
St. Lawrence3151
Steuben3442
Suffolk46,01054
Sullivan1,5702
Tioga2220
Tompkins3944
Ulster2,2394
Warren3562
Washington2870
Wayne3093
Westchester37,75537
Wyoming1321
Yates620

For more local COVID-19 data, click here.


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