Positive coronavirus cases hovering around 1% overall in New York State

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On Wednesday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the COVID-19 positive rate was just over 1% for test results that came back Tuesday across the state. However, in the hotspots that include Rockland and Orange counties, that percentage rate was 6.2%.

“We call 6.2% a ‘red zone,’ but in many states, it is less than the statewide infection rate of other states,” Cuomo said.

Elsewhere in New York, if the hotspots were excluded, the statewide positive rate was 0.95% from Tuesday’s results.

In Central New York, the number of people hospitalized with the virus on Tuesday was 24. There have been 25 or fewer Central New Yorkers in the hospital with COVID-19 everyday since July 28.

Tragically, seven more New Yorkers lost their lives to COVID-19 Tuesday.

Complete data from Tuesday provided by the New York State Department of Health:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 938 (+15)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 146
  • Number ICU – 201 (+20)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 100 (+10)
  • Total Discharges – 77,870 (+115)
  • Deaths – 7
  • Total Deaths – 25,605

On Tuesday, Central New York had its third consecutive day with a positive rate above one percent.

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

REGIONSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAY
Capital Region0.9%1.7%1.2%
Central New York1.4%2.3%1.2%
Finger Lakes0.8%1.0%0.7%
Long Island1.2%1.1%1.0%
Mid-Hudson1.9%1.8%1.6%
Mohawk Valley0.4%0.7%0.1%
New York City1.1%1.3%1.2%
North Country0.2%0.5%0.1%
Southern Tier0.9%2.2%1.0%
Western New York1.1%1.5%1.0%

Since the pandemic began, over 477,000 New Yorkers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by county:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany3,34319
Allegany1615
Broome2,60769
Cattaraugus3673
Cayuga2598
Chautauqua74816
Chemung1,06146
Chenango29010
Clinton1831
Columbia6293
Cortland34613
Delaware1540
Dutchess5,28110
Erie12,21634
Essex1810
Franklin720
Fulton3540
Genesee3633
Greene44617
Hamilton160
Herkimer3630
Jefferson1860
Lewis550
Livingston2270
Madison5172
Monroe6,51626
Montgomery2490
Nassau48,18485
Niagara1,9114
NYC251,766464
Oneida2,5584
Onondaga4,88037
Ontario5325
Orange12,98353
Orleans3551
Oswego5669
Otsego3620
Putnam1,7057
Rensselaer1,0028
Rockland16,89162
Saratoga1,1746
Schenectady1,4643
Schoharie950
Schuyler793
Seneca1222
St. Lawrence3493
Steuben74716
Suffolk47,63069
Sullivan1,6594
Tioga37113
Tompkins50717
Ulster2,3869
Warren4321
Washington3223
Wayne3672
Westchester39,11854
Wyoming1563
Yates770

During the call with the media, Cuomo announced that musical group The Chainsmokers will be fined for a concert that happened this summer. The Town of Southampton, where the event took place, is also facing some consequences. The town will not be able to approve permits for outdoor gatherings without approval from the state first.

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