Saturday, September 26

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


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday’s infection rate of 0.99 percent marked the 37th straight day that the rate has remained below one percent. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at

“Our numbers continue to reflect the work of New Yorkers, who ultimately flattened the curve,” Governor Cuomo said. “For 37 days, our infection rate has remained below one percent, which is incredible when you think back to where we were in the spring. As we head into the fall and flu season ahead, we need everyone to continue to wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands, and above all, stay New York tough.”

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,543 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 10 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

  • Bronx – 4
  • Brooklyn- 1
  • Queens – 1
  • Suffolk – 4

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 464 (-3)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 57
  • Hospital Counties – 33
  • Number ICU – 131 (+4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 54 (+3)
  • Total Discharges – 75,767 (+60)
  • Deaths – 6
  • Total Deaths – 25,390

Of the 72,668 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 725, or 0.99 percent, were positive.

The Governor also confirmed 725 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 444,365 confirmed cases in New York State.

Yesterday, there were 6 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 25,390.


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