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7 million COVID-19 tests conducted to date in New York state

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Mon, Aug 17th 2020 09:05 am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced 7 million diagnostic tests for COVID-19 have been conducted to date in New York state, and that the number of positive cases Saturday – 0.78% – was below 1% for the ninth day in a row.

"Our numbers reflect the hard work of New Yorkers and, as other states across the nation see surging cases, our numbers remain steadily low. For more than a week, we've seen our positivity rate stay below 1%, and to date New York has done 7 million tests—these are remarkable accomplishments that New Yorkers should be proud of," Cuomo said. "New York state is demonstrating that a response guided by science and data – not politics or opinion – is the only effective way to deal with this virus. But, we must not become complacent and risk slipping backwards – everyone must remember to wear their masks, socially distance, wash their hands regularly, and stay ‘New York Tough.’ ”

Saturday’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient hospitalization – 527 (up 4)
  • Patients newly admitted – 79
  • Hospital counties – 30
  • Number ICU – 128 (up 8)
  • Number ICU with intubation – 59 (up 1)
  • Total discharges – 74,154 (up 73)
  • Deaths – 6
  • Total deaths – 25,250

Of the 77,692 test results reported to New York state on Saturday, 607 (0.78%) were positive. Each region's percentage of positive test results reported over the past three days is as follows:

 

REGION

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Capital Region

0.6%

0.5%

1.2%

Central New York

0.9%

0.9%

0.7%

Finger Lakes

0.8%

0.5%

0.5%

Long Island

0.8%

0.9%

0.8%

Mid-Hudson

0.9%

0.7%

0.8%

Mohawk Valley

0.6%

0.5%

0.3%

New York City

0.9%

1.0%

0.9%

North Country

0.3%

0.2%

0.3%

Southern Tier

0.6%

0.2%

0.1%

Western New York

0.7%

1.3%

0.9%

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