Monday, August 31, 2020

Governor Cuomo Announces COVID-19 Hospitalizations, ICU Patients and Deaths Drop to New Lows


Hospitalizations Drop to 418—New Low Since March 16

ICU Patients Drop to 109—New Low Since March 15

1 COVID-19 Death in New York State Yesterday—New Low; No Deaths Reported in NYC

0.99 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive; 24 Straight Days with Infection Rate Below 1 Percent

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 1,110 Establishments; Observes 5 Establishments Not in Compliance

Confirms 656 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 434,756; New Cases in 41 Counties

  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU patients have dropped to new lows. Hospitalizations dropped to 418, a new low since March 16, and the number of patients in ICUs dropped to 109, a new low since March 15. Yesterday, one person was reported to have died from COVID-19 in New York State, which is the lowest single-day death toll. No deaths were reported in New York City. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at

"Yesterday we had the lowest number hospitalized and the lowest number in the ICU since this crisis began. One New Yorker passed away and that New Yorker's family is in our thoughts and prayers, but we should pause a moment on that fact. There was a time when we were going through this crisis when we literally had hundreds of people dying every day," Governor Cuomo said. "And I asked New Yorkers to understand the facts and to act responsibly and I said that what the future holds is determined by what New Yorkers do. Together we did flatten the curve and we saved lives."

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,110 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: 

  • Queens - 5

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Patient Hospitalization - 418 (-11)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 29
  • Hospital Counties - 32
  • Number ICU - 109 (-3)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 51 (+4)
  • Total Discharges - 75,100 (+38)
  • Deaths - 1
  • Total Deaths - 25,328

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