Aggressively Targeting COVID-19 Micro-clusters

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 2.58 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas Included is 1.13 Percent     

 

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.31 Percent  

   

11 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday   

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   

  

“As new cases climb across the country, in New York we are continuing our strategy of aggressively targeting micro-clusters whenever they pop up and implementing measures to stop any potential spread quickly,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are able to be surgical in our approach because we have developed such large testing and contact tracing programs. The news from around the country is another reminder that while we have come a long way, this pandemic is not over and we must remain vigilant: wear a mask, wash your hands, socially distance and be New York Tough. The only way to beat this thing is through compliance of public health law and by taking care of one another.” 

      

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 2.58 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 1.13 percent. Within the focus areas, 19,799 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 511 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 137,141 test results were reported, yielding 1,550 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below: 

 

 

 

FOCUS ZONE

10/4- 10/10 % Positive     

10/11 – 10/17 % Positive   

Current 7-day rolling average  

Day Prior (10/22) % Positive  

Yesterday (10/23) % Positive  

Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive  

5.86%  

5.29%  

4.47%  

2.51%  

4.23%  

Brooklyn yellow-zone focus area % positive  

1.36%  

1.93%  

2.40%  

1.90%  

2.07%  

Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills yellow-zone focus area % positive  

2.27%  

2.03%  

2.23%  

1.62%  

2.40%  

Queens Far Rockaway  yellow-zone focus area % positive  

2.71%  

2.70%  

1.77%  

1.37%  

1.68%  

Rockland red-zone focus area % positive  

9.77%  

4.54%  

3.10%  

2.17%  

1.23%  

Orange red-zone focus area % positive  

12.41%  

4.62%  

2.75%  

1.62%  

2.88%  

Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive  

3.63%  

4.05%  

6.62%  

5.34%  

6.09%  

Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive  

7.82%  

7.52%  

4.11%  

4.79%  

4.40%  

Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive  

6.49%  

7.12%  

7.65%  

5.70%  

4.61%  

All focus area statewide % positive  

3.18%  

3.00%  

3.12%  

2.31%  

2.58%  

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included  

 1.18%  

 1.16%  

1.27%  

1.15%  

 1.31%  

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included  

1.01%   

1.06%   

 1.01%  

0.98%   

1.13%   

   

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:   

  

  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,045 (+22)  
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 152   
  • Hospital Counties – 43  
  • Number ICU – 231 (+8)  
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 113 (+4)  
  • Total Discharges – 78,960 (+106)  
  • Deaths – 11  
  • Total Deaths – 25,718   

     

Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:   

   

REGION  

WEDNESDAY  

THURSDAY  

FRIDAY  

Capital Region  

0.9%  

1.0%  

0.9%  

Central New York  

1.0%  

1.1%  

0.7%  

Finger Lakes  

1.4%  

1.7%  

1.7%  

Long Island  

1.0%  

1.1%  

1.6%  

Mid-Hudson  

1.5%  

1.5%  

1.9%  

Mohawk Valley  

0.6%  

1.0%  

1.0%  

New York City  

1.1%  

1.0%  

1.2%  

North Country  

0.5%  

0.8%  

1.8%  

Southern Tier  

1.5%  

1.3%  

1.1%  

Western New York  

1.5%  

1.4%  

1.1%  

  

Each New York City borough’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:   

   

BOROUGH  

WEDNESDAY  

THURSDAY 

FRIDAY  

Bronx  

1.1%  

1.1%  

1.0%  

Brooklyn  

1.2%  

1.0%  

1.3%  

Manhattan  

0.8%  

0.9%  

1.0%  

Queens  

1.3%  

1.1%  

1.4%  

Staten Island  

1.1%  

1.0%  

1.9%  

  

Of the 493,832 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:   

   

County  

Total Positive  

New Positive  

Albany  

3,549  

33  

Allegany  

269  

5  

Broome  

3,330  

68  

Cattaraugus  

455  

8  

Cayuga  

352  

1  

Chautauqua  

877  

9  

Chemung  

1,544  

34  

Chenango  

365  

7  

Clinton  

236  

4  

Columbia  

669  

2  

Cortland  

496  

8  

Delaware  

168  

2  

Dutchess  

5,421  

18  

Erie  

12,782  

77  

Essex  

196  

1  

Franklin  

79  

0  

Fulton  

361  

0  

Genesee  

379  

2  

Greene  

489  

1  

Hamilton  

16  

0  

Herkimer  

384  

4  

Jefferson  

199  

2  

Lewis  

92  

24  

Livingston  

272  

6  

Madison  

557  

5  

Monroe  

7,070  

78  

Montgomery  

261  

0  

Nassau  

49,203  

161  

Niagara  

2,032  

16  

NYC  

257,902  

755  

Oneida  

2,670  

26  

Onondaga  

5,277  

55  

Ontario  

635  

6  

Orange  

13,413  

71  

Orleans  

385  

6  

Oswego  

609  

2  

Otsego  

384  

6  

Putnam  

1,788  

8  

Rensselaer  

1,073  

9  

Rockland  

17,635  

54  

Saratoga  

1,295  

30  

Schenectady  

1,539  

9  

Schoharie  

107  

3  

Schuyler  

115  

4  

Seneca  

140  

1  

St. Lawrence  

382  

3  

Steuben  

951  

22  

Suffolk  

48,562  

163  

Sullivan  

1,725  

11  

Tioga  

549  

37  

Tompkins  

593  

8  

Ulster  

2,459  

9  

Warren  

448  

3  

Washington  

330  

3  

Wayne  

432  

24  

Westchester  

40,041  

151  

Wyoming  

179  

2  

Yates  

111  

4  

  

Yesterday, 11 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,718. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:   

   

Deaths by County of Residence

County  

New Deaths  

Albany  

1  

Broome  

5  

Chemung  

1  

Kings  

1  

Nassau  

1  

Oneida  

1  

Onondaga  

1  

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Source: governor.ny.gov/news