ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The battle against COVID-19 continues in New York State with many counties near New York City experiencing spikes, but Central New York’s infection rate remains low.
According to the New York State Health Department, only about 0.8% of the test results reported in Central New York Friday were positive. The statewide positive rate for Friday was 1.29%
A record number of test results, 134,267, were reported to the State Health Department Friday, and 1,731 of those test results were positive.
If you eliminate the 20 zip codes with the highest COVID-19 positive rates from Friday, which are all downstate, the statewide positive rate is only 1.01%.
Tragically, six more New Yorkers lost their lives to the virus Friday.
This pandemic is not over. We continue to closely monitor the data throughout the state, push our testing capacity to new highs and keep an especially close eye on the ZIP codes in hot spot areas, which represented 26 percent of yesterday’s cases despite being home to 6.7 of the population. We know that washing hands, socially distancing and wearing masks makes all the difference in our ability to tame this beast. So my message to New Yorkers is please stay vigilant and my message to local governments is do the enforcement. We can beat this thing if we work together and stay New York Tough.Governor Andrew Cuomo
Complete COVID-19 data provided by the State Health Department Saturday:
- Patient Hospitalization – 647 (-1)
- Patients Newly Admitted – 99
- Number ICU – 149 (+3)
- Number ICU with Intubation – 70 (+5)
- Total Discharges – 77,004 (+88)
- Deaths – 6
- Total Deaths – 25,505
COVID-19 positive rate over the last three days for all ten New York regions:
|Central New York||1.0%||0.7%||0.8%|
|New York City||1.3%||1.4%||1.4%|
|Western New York||1.7%||1.2%||1.1%|
Since the start of the pandemic, 463,360 New Yorkers have contracted COVID-19, according to the State Health Department.
Breakdown of cases by county:
|County||Total Positive||New Positive|
For more local COVID-19 data, click here.