Saturday, September 26

Governor Cuomo Announces 38th Straight Day with COVID-19 Infection Rate Below 1 Percent

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State’s COVID-19 infection rate has been below 1 percent for 38 straight days. Yesterday, 0.92 of test results reported to New York State were positive. 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’s government sets the tone for the state’s response to COVID-19, but New Yorkers drive it home. We can defeat this virus and create a better future, but we need New Yorkers to wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands as local governments enforce state guidance,” Governor Cuomo said. “There’s no doubt that we’ve made progress, but this is not over yet. By staying New York Tough, we’ll get through this together.”

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,018 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 8 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

  • Manhattan – 1
  • Queens – 2
  • Nassau – 5

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 464 (+0)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 43
  • Hospital Counties – 33
  • Number ICU – 143 (+12)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 59 (+5)
  • Total Discharges – 75,814 (+47)
  • Deaths – 4
  • Total Deaths – 25,394

Of the 63,358 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 583, or 0.92 percent, were positive.

The Governor also confirmed 583 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 444,948 confirmed cases in New York State.

Yesterday, there were 4 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,394.


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