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Governor Cuomo Announces New York State to Assist States with High Infection Rates

June 26, 2020

1.1 Percent of COVID Tests Positive Based on 7-Day Average, Lowest of Any Big State in the Nation

14 COVID Deaths in New York State Yesterday, Lowest Three-Day Average (16) Since Pandemic Began

Lowest Daily Total of Hospitalizations Since March 18 

State DOH Contact Tracing Program Successfully Discovered Clusters at Oswego County Apple Packaging Plant & Montgomery County Aluminum Manufacturer - Isolation and Quarantine Measures in Place

Confirms 805 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 391,220; New Cases in 40 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York will offer to assist states with high infection rates, as several states begin to see spikes in COVID-19. The Governor also announced a 7-day average of positive tests is 1.1 percent - the lowest of any big state in the nation. He also announced New York yesterday saw the lowest number of hospitalizations since March 18.

"New York's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has always been by the numbers," Governor Cuomo said. "As states across the nation are seeing spikes in new cases, New York continues to see declining numbers, which is why we are reaching out to those states to offer our help. In our hour of need we had volunteers from across the country who helped us go from the worst situation in the country to one of the best, and we will repay that help and that kindness in any way we can."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 951 (-45), lowest daily total since pandemic began
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 62 (-6)
  • Hospital Counties - 30
  • Number ICU - 244 (-26)
  • Number ICU that are intubated - 146 (-21)
  • Total Discharges - 70,115 (+105)
  • Deaths - 14
  • Total Deaths - 24,814 

Of the 61,723 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 805, or 1.30 percent, were positive. This gives New York a 1.1% average for past week, which is the lowest seven-day average in the country for a big state, according to Johns Hopkins University. Each region's percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGION TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
New York City 1.20% 1.20% 1.40%
Capital Region 0.20% 0.80% 0.90%
Central New York 2.30% 1.10% 1.40%
Finger Lakes 1.20% 1.40% 1.60%
Long Island 1.10% 1.00% 1.10%
Hudson Valley 0.90% 1.10% 1.20%
Mohawk Valley 2.30% 2.20% 2.00%
North Country 0.00% 0.30% 0.20%
Southern Tier 0.10% 0.50% 1.20%
Western New York 1.00% 0.80% 1.40% 


The Governor also confirmed 805 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 391,220 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 391,220 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 2,084 8
Allegany 58 0
Broome 697 17
Cattaraugus 123 2
Cayuga 109 0
Chautauqua 122 1
Chemung 139 0
Chenango 145 1
Clinton 101 0
Columbia 460 5
Cortland 44 0
Delaware 91 0
Dutchess 4,179 3
Erie 7,181 43
Essex 41 0
Franklin 28 0
Fulton 248 4
Genesee 232 1
Greene 257 0
Hamilton 6 0
Herkimer 149 6
Jefferson 85 0
Lewis 26 1
Livingston 126 0
Madison 351 2
Monroe 3,641 39
Montgomery 113 2
Nassau 41,684 38
Niagara 1,213 10
NYC 214,070 371
Oneida 1,520 41
Onondaga 2,782 31
Ontario 252 4
Orange 10,698 19
Orleans 279 0
Oswego 192 1
Otsego 83 0
Putnam 1,317 6
Rensselaer 549 8
Rockland 13,557 8
Saratoga 540 0
Schenectady 781 3
Schoharie 57 0
Schuyler 12 0
Seneca 69 3
St. Lawrence 218 1
Steuben 264 0
Suffolk 41,208 57
Sullivan 1,449 1
Tioga 141 0
Tompkins 175 0
Ulster 1,768 3
Warren 263 0
Washington 245 0
Wayne 159 5
Westchester 34,700 58
Wyoming 94 1
Yates 45 1



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