ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The COVID-19 positive rate across New York State remained steady just above one percent, but a hot spot in Chemung County saw a noticeable spike in Saturday’s test results.
According to the New York State health Department, 1.35% of the COVID-19 test results that came back across the state on Saturday were positive. Without the data from the hot spots, New York State’s positive rate was 1.06%. This number has remained consistent over the last few weeks.
Many of the micro-clusters throughout New York State remained steady with their COVID-19 positive rates as well, except Chemung County. The orange zone in Chemung County had a 12.04% positive rate from Saturday’s tests. Over the past week, the Chemung County hot spot was averaging a 8.36% positivity rate, which makes Saturday’s data even more concerning.
In Central New York, the COVID-19 positive rate from Saturday’s test results was 1.2%. Saturday also marked the sixth consecutive day in which more than 60 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed within the region, the longest such stretch since the pandemic began.
COVID-19 positive rates for all ten New York regions over the last three days:
|Central New York||1.1%||0.7%||1.2%|
|New York City||1.0%||1.2%||1.4%|
|Western New York||1.4%||1.1%||1.3%|
Statewide, the number of New Yorkers hospitalized with COVID-19 declined on Saturday, but there are still more than 1,000 people in New York State battling the virus in a hospital.
Tragically, twelve more New Yorkers lost their lives to coronavirus on Saturday.
Complete data provided by the New York State Health Department Sunday:
- Patient Hospitalization – 1,015 (-30)
- Patients Newly Admitted – 116
- Number ICU – 227 (-4)
- Number ICU with Intubation – 118 (+5)
- Total Discharges – 79,092 (+132)
- Deaths – 12
- Total Deaths – 25,730
Since the pandemic began, there have been 495,464 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York State.
Breakdown of cases by county:
|County||Total Positive||New Positive|
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