GOVERNOR CUOMO UPDATES NEW YORKERS ON STATE’S PROGRESS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC (Cortland County getting testing sites)

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For Immediate Release: 10/22/2020
GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

GOVERNOR CUOMO UPDATES NEW YORKERS ON STATE’S PROGRESS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

      

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.20 Percent    

      

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 3.20 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas Included is 0.96 Percent   

    

15 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday 

 

New Community Testing Sites Opening Tomorrow in Cortland County

   

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

   

“We’ve been adjusting our focus in the micro-clusters – after 14 days of data, we rearranged the restrictions in Queens, Brooklyn, and we added focuses to Broome and Chemung,” Governor Cuomo said. “Through the fall, we will see micro-clusters come and go – they can literally be generated by a couple of events that violated rules. We might all be feeling COVID-fatigue, but we cannot afford to go backwards: We must all keep washing our hands, wearing our masks and remaining socially distant to protect the progress we’ve made in New York.”   

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 3.20 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 0.96 percent. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the week to date, and last two weeks is below:

FOCUS ZONE

10/4- 10/10 % Positive

10/11 – 10/17

% Positive

Week to date (10/18 – 10/21) % Positive

Yesterday

(10/21)%

Positive

Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive

5.86%

5.29%

5.13%

4.61%

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

3.71%

2.58%

2.43%

1.9%

Queens Far Rockaway  yellow focus area % positive

2.88%

2.08%

2.01%

1.78%

Rockland red-zone focus area % positive

9.77%

4.54%

4.18%

2.02%

Orange red-zone focus area % positive

12.41%

4.62%

4.55%

5.32%

Broome focus area % positive

3.63%

4.05%

7.63%

9.23%

Steuben focus area % positive

7.82%

7.52%

4.10%

5.11%

Chemung focus area % positive

6.49%

7.12%

9.33%

9.13%

All focus area % positive

3.18%

3.00%

3.67%

3.16%

Statewide % positive with red-zone focus areas included

1.18%

1.16%

1.35%

1.20%

Statewide % positive without red-zone focus areas included

1.01%

1.06%

1.03%

0.96%

   

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:    

   

  • Patient Hospitalization – 986 (+36)   
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 166
  • Hospital Counties – 45   
  • Number ICU – 209 (+8)   
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 106 (+3)   
  • Total Discharges – 78,753 (+108)  
  • Deaths – 15   
  • Total Deaths – 25,694   

      

The Governor also announced the Department of Health has partnered with Cortland County and SUNY to open new rapid testing sites, starting tomorrow, in Cortland County for free community testing. Testing is open to the public and will be available noon – 4:30 PM Friday and 9 AM – 5 PM Saturday and Sunday. 

 

Testing sites opening Friday along with links for residents to make appointments are listed below:

 

Cortland Jr. Sr. High School

8 Valley View Drive

Cortland, NY 13045

Make an appointment here.

 

Homer Intermediate School

58 Clinton Street

Homer, NY 13077

Make an appointment here.

 

Marathon High School

1 E. Main Street

Marathon, NY 13803

Make an appointment here.

 

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

    

REGION   

MONDAY   

TUESDAY   

WEDNESDAY

Capital Region   

0.8%    

0.8%   

0.9%

Central New York   

2.1%    

1.9%   

1.0%

Finger Lakes   

1.4%    

1.7%   

1.4%

Long Island    

0.9%    

1.6%   

1.0%

Mid-Hudson    

1.7%    

2.6%