Thursday, August 27, 2020

Governor Cuomo Announces 20 Straight Days with COVID-19 Infection Rate Below 1 Percent


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

4 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 1,092 Establishments; Observes 2 Establishments Not in Compliance

Confirms 791 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 432,131; New Cases in 46 Counties

  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State's rate of positive COVID-19 tests has been less than 1 percent for 20 straight days. The governor also updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at  

"We're closely monitoring the state's COVID-19 data every day, and the continued 20-day streak with an infection rate below 1 percent is good news. However, I urge New Yorkers not to get complacent, particularly as we move into the fall season," Governor Cuomo said. "COVID-19 is still a real threat, and it's the actions each of us take—wearing masks, socially distancing and washing our hands—that make the difference in our ability to fight this virus. Congratulations to New Yorkers—stay with it and stay New York Tough." 

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,092 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 2 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below: 

  • Queens - 2  

Today's data is summarized briefly below:  

  • Patient Hospitalization - 490 (-2)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 73 
  • Hospital Counties - 32
  • Number ICU - 126 (-10)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 52 (-2)
  • Total Discharges - 74,850 (+59)
  • Deaths - 4
  • Total Deaths - 25,309 

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