The Office of the Governor of the State of New York

10/25/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/25/2020 11:57

Update on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

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

'To give you an idea of the progress we've made with New York's micro-clusters, the positivity rates in Brooklyn, Rockland and Orange Counties are all down this week. That is great news. It says the focus works, and it says we can get the positivity under control. As we saw with Queens this past week, we get the numbers down and we then open up the areas,' Governor Cuomo said. 'Context is everything here. We're seeing a real national surge, and we are battling that national surge, that national high tide. We're fighting it because although we like to think we control our own destiny, we still have people coming from around the country into New York. The numbers nationwide are really high and getting higher, so we have to be extra vigilant here in New York and continue being smart.'

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 3.18 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 1.06 percent. Within the focus areas, 16,614 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 528 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 104,215 test results were reported, yielding 1,104 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 (10/23) % Positive

Yesterday (10/24)% Positive

Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive

5.86%

5.29%

4.44%

4.23%

4.45%

Brooklyn yellow-zone focus area % positive

1.36%

1.93%

2.38%

2.07%

2.14%

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

2.27%

2.03%

2.40%

2.40%

2.93%

Queens Far Rockaway yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.71%

2.70%

2.00%

1.68%

2.55%

Rockland red-zone focus area % positive

9.77%

4.54%

3.65%

1.23%

2.78%

Orange red-zone focus area % positive

12.41%

4.62%

2.64%

2.88%

1.21%

Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.63%

4.05%

6.39%

6.09%

3.81%

Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive

7.82%

7.52%

4.42%

4.40%

6.02%

Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive

6.49%

7.12%

8.36%

4.61%

12.04%

All focus area statewide % positive

3.18%

3.00%

3.21%

2.58%

3.18%

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included

1.18%

1.16%

1.31%

1.31%

1.35%

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included

1.01%

1.06%

1.06%

1.13%

1.06%

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,015 (-30)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 116
  • Hospital Counties - 44
  • Number ICU - 227 (-4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 118 (+5)
  • Total Discharges - 79,092 (+132)
  • Deaths - 12
  • Total Deaths - 25,730

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

REGION

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Capital Region

1.0%

0.9%

0.8%

Central New York

1.1%

0.7%

1.2%

Finger Lakes

1.7%

1.7%

1.7%

Long Island

1.1%

1.6%

1.3%

Mid-Hudson

1.5%

1.9%

1.9%

Mohawk Valley

1.0%

1.0%

0.6%

New York City

1.0%

1.2%

1.4%

North Country

0.8%

1.8%

1.5%

Southern Tier

1.3%

1.1%

1.3%

Western New York

1.4%

1.1%

1.3%

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

BOROUGH

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Bronx

1.1%

1.0%

1.8%

Brooklyn

1.0%

1.3%

1.5%

Manhattan

0.9%

1.0%

0.9%

Queens

1.1%

1.4%

1.4%

Staten Island

1.0%

1.9%

1.5%

Of the 495,464 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

3,577

28

Allegany

271

2

Broome

3,368

38

Cattaraugus

461

6

Cayuga

364

12

Chautauqua

884

7

Chemung

1,640

96

Chenango

381

16

Clinton

240

4

Columbia

680

11

Cortland

510

14

Delaware

169

1

Dutchess

5,438

17

Erie

12,819

37

Essex

197

1

Franklin

79

0

Fulton

361

0

Genesee

380

1

Greene

490

1

Hamilton

16

0

Herkimer

387

3

Jefferson

202

3

Lewis

108

16

Livingston

280

8

Madison

559

2

Monroe

7,111

41

Montgomery

261

0

Nassau

49,312

109

Niagara

2,041

9

NYC

258,555

653

Oneida

2,681

11

Onondaga

5,309

32

Ontario

644

9

Orange

13,457

44

Orleans

393

8

Oswego

616

7

Otsego

390

6

Putnam

1,794

6

Rensselaer

1,080

7

Rockland

17,685

50

Saratoga

1,308

13

Schenectady

1,546

7

Schoharie

109

2

Schuyler

116

1

Seneca

140

0

St. Lawrence

386

4

Steuben

962

11

Suffolk

48,663

101

Sullivan

1,743

18

Tioga

572

23

Tompkins

603

10

Ulster

2,471

12

Warren

450

2

Washington

332

2

Wayne

448

16

Westchester

40,131

90

Wyoming

182

3

Yates

112

1

Yesterday, 12 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,730. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Allegany

1

Bronx

1

Broome

2

Chemung

1

Kings

1

Manhattan

2

Orange

1

Queens

1

Richmond

1

Tioga

1