NYS COVID-19 infection rate down to 0.87%, Long Island up to 1.3%

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday the infection rate in New York State dropped below one percent again, now down to 0.87 percent. However, the infection rate on Long Island has climbed to 1.3 percent.

"Our numbers continue to remain low, thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, who rose to the occasion and ultimately flattened the curve," Cuomo said. "We have been calibrating our reopening based on real-time data, and we will continue to make decisions based on science and facts, because this thing is not over. Having our infection rate come back down to 0.87 is great news for us - we don't want to see our infection rate go over one percent for any period of time. There is no margin for error: It's going to take all of us to keep wearing our masks, washing our hands and remaining socially distant." 

Cuomo also provide the following updates on the COVID-19 pandemic in New York State:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 483 (+2)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 69
  • Hospital Counties - 35
  • Number ICU - 138 (-6)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 67 (+7)
  • Total Discharges - 75,903 (+56)
  • Deaths - 4
  • Total Deaths - 25,410 

Of the 75,087 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 652, or 0.87 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows: 

REGION

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Capital Region

0.4%

0.8%

0.7%

Central New York

1.4%

1.7%

1.1%

Finger Lakes

0.8%

0.7%

0.5%

Long Island

0.9%

1.2%

1.3%

Mid-Hudson

1.6%

1.2%

1.4%

Mohawk Valley

0.4%

1.0%

0.3%

New York City

1.0%

1.1%

0.8%

North Country

0.5%

0.3%

0.3%

Southern Tier

0.1%

0.4%

0.2%

Western New York

1.2%

1.4%

1.1%

Cuomo also confirmed 652 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 446,366 confirmed cases in New York State. The geographic breakdown is as follows: 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,948

12

Allegany

94

0

Broome

1,428

5

Cattaraugus

245

3

Cayuga

193

2

Chautauqua

527

4

Chemung

275

6

Chenango

245

0

Clinton

154

0

Columbia

577

0

Cortland

137

0

Delaware

129

1

Dutchess

5,014

8

Erie

10,752

36

Essex

154

1

Franklin

63

0

Fulton

325

1

Genesee

307

0

Greene

318

0

Hamilton

14

0

Herkimer

314

1

Jefferson

158

0

Lewis

50

0

Livingston

197

1

Madison

480

0

Monroe

5,809

16

Montgomery

218

0

Nassau

45,906

66

Niagara

1,694

1

NYC

238,625

252

Oneida

2,359

3

Onondaga

4,133

19

Ontario

449

5

Orange

11,711

35

Orleans

322

0

Oswego

409

7

Otsego

318

2

Putnam

1,565

1

Rensselaer

887

3

Rockland

14,660

43

Saratoga

970

5

Schenectady

1,362

4

Schoharie

83

0

Schuyler

33

0

Seneca

104

0

St. Lawrence

310

2

Steuben

334

3

Suffolk

45,843

58

Sullivan

1,561

2

Tioga

221

0

Tompkins

386

2

Ulster

2,229

4

Warren

351

3

Washington

286

2

Wayne

304

0

Westchester

37,634

33

Wyoming

130

0

Yates

62

0

On Tuesday, there were 4 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,410. A geographic breakdown is as follows: 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Dutchess

1

Kings

1

Queens

1

Westchester

1

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