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

  • Top 20 Hotspot ZIP Codes in Areas with Hot Spots - Brooklyn, Queens and Rockland and Orange Counties - Have 5.1 Percent Positivity Rate

  • Statewide Positivity Excluding Hot Spot ZIP Codes is 1.05 Percent; 1.25 Percent with Hot Spot ZIP Codes Included

  • Recent Uptick in Hospitalizations Driven By Same ZIPs Seeing High Infection Rate

  • 8 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

  • SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 596 Establishments; Observes 6 Establishments Not in Compliance

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today 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.


New York State continues to track clusters with a particular focus on areas where there are hot spot, cluster situations. Within the top 20 ZIP codes in counties with recent outbreaks - Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland and Orange Counties - the average rate of positive tests reported to New York State yesterday is 5.1 percent. The rate of positive tests for the remainder of New York State, not counting these 20 ZIP codes, is 1.05 percent. These 20 ZIP codes contained 20 percent of all positive cases in New York State yesterday, but represent only 6.7 percent of the state's population.


Today's data is summarized briefly below:

• Patient Hospitalization - 748 (+43)

• Patients Newly Admitted - 129

• Hospital Counties - 36

• Number ICU - 176 (+18)

• Number ICU with Intubation - 72 (+0)

• Total Discharges - 77,267 (+75)

• Deaths - 8

• Total Deaths - 25,545



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