11 more people test positive for coronavirus in New York State, pushing the number to 44

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Governor Andrew Cuomo held a second news conference Friday afternoon to give an update on the number of coronavirus cases in New York State. The state now has 44 positive coronavirus cases, which is up 22 from Thursday. Of those 44, only five people have been hospitalized, and Cuomo says all of their conditions are improving.

“The more you test, the more positives you find,” Cuomo said. “The number has to go up because we’re testing people. We have to find people. We have to contain it.”

The Governor says the state has organized an emergency management system and a task force that has three focuses: Testing, quarantine, and containment tracking.

In New York State, there are 4,000 people under a precautionary quarantine, and of those, 44 are under mandatory quarantine, all of which are downstate.

Five Testing Priories:

  • People in close contact (6 feet) with a person known to test positive
  • Those who travel to a country with Levels 2 or 3 Travel Health Notice from the CDC and are experiencing symptoms
  • People in quarantine and have developed symptoms
  • Seriously ill people who have not tested positive for other viruses
  • Other cases in which opinion of healthcare professional and local health department requires testing

Two types of quarantine: Mandatory quarantine/isolation and precautionary

Mandatory quarantine for:

  • Positive tests
  • Direct contact with a person who has tested positive
  • Returned from a country with CDC Levels 2 or 3 Travel Health Notice and are experiencing symptoms
  • Any person the local health provider and local health department believes needs quarantine

Precautionary quarantine for:

  • People who have returned from a country with CDC Levels 2 or 3 Travel Health Notice and experiences no symptoms
  • Proximate (not direct) exposure to a person who tested positive, and experiences no symptoms
  • Any person the local health provider and local health department believes needs to be quarantined

Containment tracking focusing on:

  • Mapping
  • Analyzing
  • Investigating
  • Communicating

Precautionary Quarantine Numbers

  • Statewide: 4,000
  • New York City: 2,700
  • Westchester County: 1,000
  • Erie County: 115
  • Nassau County: 70
  • Tompkins County: 15
  • Suffolk County: 15
  • Albany County: 11
  • Broome County: 4
  • Cayuga County: 2
  • Cortland County: 4
  • Dutchess County: 3
  • Fulton County: 2
  • Monroe County: 1
  • Niagara County: 2
  • Oneida County: 4
  • Onondaga County: 9
  • Otsego County: 3
  • Rensselaer county: 6
  • Rockland County: 6
  • Saratoga County: 4
  • Schenectady County: 12
  • Schoharie County: 2
  • Steuben County: 1
  • Ulster County: 3
  • Warren County: 6

Mandatory Quarantine Numbers:

  • Statewide: 44
  • New York City: 9
  • Westchester County: 33
  • Erie County: 1
  • Nassau County: 1

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