Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Governor Cuomo Announces 12th Straight Day New York's COVID-19 Positivity Rate Is Below 1 Percent CORONAVIRUSHEALTHPUBLIC SAFETY


0.78 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive

6 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

SLA and State Police Task Force Observes Violations of State Requirements at 5 Establishments

Confirms 631 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 427,202; New Cases in 37 Counties

  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that for the 12th straight day, New York State's rate of positive tests was below 1 percent. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at

"For the 12th straight day, our rate of positive COVID tests was under one percent, which is great news. We went from one of the worst situations in the nation to the best, all thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers and our data-driven, phased reopening," Governor Cuomo said. "The reason we're doing well is because we're being smart. If people's behavior doesn't remain disciplined, we're going to have a problem and you'll see the numbers change. COVID is not over by any stretch of the imagination. We must protect our progress, both from the growing cases across the nation and lack of compliance within our state. We cannot go backwards, and it is up to all of us to slow the spread by continuing to wear our masks and socially distance, and localities must enforce compliance."

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,077 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 5 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below:

  • Brooklyn - 3 
  • Manhattan - 1 
  • Queens - 1 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 548 (+11)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 81
  • Hospital Counties - 30
  • Number ICU - 131 (+5)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 60 (+0)
  • Total Discharges - 74,328 (+70)
  • Deaths - 6
  • Total Deaths - 25,270

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