ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Governor Cuomo announced New York State performed a record number of COVID-19 tests Saturday, and the positive test rate remained below one percent for the 23rd consecutive day.
Although New York State performed a record number of tests Saturday, 100,022, the positive rate remained below one percent and COVID-19 hospitalizations continued to drop.
According to the New York State Health Department, 429 people are now hospitalized within the state with COVID-19. This is the lowest number of hospitalizations the state has reported since March 16.
Governor Cuomo also said intubations reached a new low since March 14, with 47 people currently being intubated in New York State with COVID-19.
Despite the progress the state is making, eight New Yorkers still lost their lives to the virus on Saturday. This brings the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 25,327.
Below is the full COVID-19 data provided by New York State on Sunday:
- Patient Hospitalization – 429 (-29)
- Patients Newly Admitted – 51
- Number ICU – 112 (-4)
- Number ICU with Intubation – 47 (-1)
- Total Discharges – 75,062 (+72)
- Deaths – 8
- Total Deaths – 25,327
Of the 100,022 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 698, or 0.69%, were positive.
Central New York continues to have a positive test rate below one percent, with about 0.8% of the test results coming back positive on Saturday.
The governor on Sunday said the state is closely monitoring the coronavirus data in Western New York. The region continues to have a positive test rate higher than the state’s average, with 1.6% of the test results coming back positive on Saturday. Governor Cuomo said the state has set up eight rapid testing sites in the region, and urges people in the region to get tested so the state can accurately monitor the problem.
The positive test rates for all ten regions over the last three days can be seen in the chart below:
|Central New York||0.8%||0.4%||0.8%|
|New York City||0.6%||0.7%||0.7%|
|Western New York||1.2%||1.2%||1.6%|
The Governor also confirmed 698 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 434,100 confirmed cases in New York State.
Of the 434,100 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:
|County||Total Positive||New Positive|
For more local COVID-19 data, click here.