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Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

November 29, 2020

  • Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 5.83 Percent

  • New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 3.75 Percent

  • Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.27 Percent

  • 55 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.


The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 5.83 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 3.75 percent. Within the focus areas, 39,323 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 2,294 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 117,997 test results were reported, yielding 4,429 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:


Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 3,372 (+85)

  • Patients Newly Admitted - 487

  • Hospital Counties - 54

  • Number ICU - 667 (+13)

  • Number ICU with Intubation - 326 (-5)

  • Total Discharges - 85,287 (+349)

  • Deaths - 55

  • Total Deaths - 26,690

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

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




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