Long Island  Remains ‘On Track’ for Phase 3 on Wednesday

LONG ISLAND, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Long Island remains "on track" to begin Phase Three of its economic reopening this Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reiterated today after making the original announcement last week.

In addition, Cuomo announced this morning that global public health experts cleared the Mid-Hudson Valley to enter Phase Three of reopening on Tuesday. New York City began Phase Two today. 

Phase Three reopenings include gatherings of up to 25 people, restaurants / food services can open indoors at 50% occupancy, personal care, and, as of July 6, low-risk youth sports.

"In New York, we've been following the science and the data and the metrics from day one. We have the best numbers that we've had since this started today in New York," Cuomo said. "Yesterday, we only had ten deaths, down from a high of 800. We have about 1,000 people in our hospitals, which is one of the lowest numbers we've had since this began. Because of the changes New Yorkers made, we now have the lowest transmission rate in the United States of America."

The governor's office provided the following daily updates for the entire state: 

  • Deaths: 10, lowest since March 21  
  • Hospitalizations: 1,122 (down from 1,142 the day before)
  • ICU Hospitalizations: 330
  • ICU Hospitalizations that are Intubated: 228
  • Total Discharges: 69,710 

Of the 56,780 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 552, or .97 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows: 

REGION

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

New York City

1.10%

1.20%

1.10%

Capital Region

0.70%

0.40%

0.70%

Central New York

0.60%

0.90%

0.70%

Finger Lakes

1.10%

0.40%

0.70%

Long Island

1.10%

1.00%

0.90%

Hudson Valley

1.10%

1.00%

1.00%

Mohawk Valley

1.80%

1.00%

1.40%

North Country

0.40%

0.20%

0.10%

Southern Tier

0.40%

0.30%

0.30%

Western New York

0.80%

0.80%

1.00%

Cuomo also confirmed 552 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 388,488 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 388,488 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows: 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,060

6

Allegany

58

0

Broome

670

2

Cattaraugus

115

0

Cayuga

108

0

Chautauqua

116

0

Chemung

139

0

Chenango

140

1

Clinton

100

0

Columbia

452

1

Cortland

44

0

Delaware

90

0

Dutchess

4,145

7

Erie

7,035

31

Essex

41

0

Franklin

27

0

Fulton

244

1

Genesee

225

3

Greene

256

0

Hamilton

6

0

Herkimer

137

1

Jefferson

84

0

Lewis

23

0

Livingston

124

1

Madison

347

2

Monroe

3,512

14

Montgomery

108

2

Nassau

41,513

34

Niagara

1,193

1

NYC

212,741

295

Oneida

1,416

23

Onondaga

2,675

9

Ontario

242

2

Orange

10,654

6

Orleans

276

0

Oswego

173

0

Otsego

83

1

Putnam

1,305

4

Rensselaer

528

4

Rockland

13,514

10

Saratoga

535

2

Schenectady

761

7

Schoharie

57

0

Schuyler

12

0

Seneca

64

0

St. Lawrence

217

1

Steuben

263

2

Suffolk

41,010

38

Sullivan

1,438

1

Tioga

140

0

Tompkins

175

0

Ulster

1,756

2

Warren

262

1

Washington

244

0

Wayne

143

0

Westchester

34,557

36

Wyoming

93

0

Yates

42

1

Here is a breakdown of what can reopen in each phase:

Phase One: Open for Long Island
  • Construction
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Retail - (Limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off)
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
Phase Two: Open for Long Island
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Administrative Support
  • Real Estate / Rental & Leasing
  • Dining (Outside only)
  • Houses of worship (Limited to 25 percent occupancy)
Phase Three: "On Track" for June 24 on Long Island
  • Gatherings up to 25 people
  • Restaurants / Food Services (Inside at 50% occupancy)
  • Personal Care
  • Low-risk Youth Sports (as of July 6)
Phase Four: Not Open for Long Island
  • Arts / Entertainment / Recreation
  • Education

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