Saturday, August 15, 2020

Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Number of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Since March 17 and New Record-High Number of Reported Tests


Hospitalizations Hit New Low—523—Since March 17

88,668 Tests Results Reported Yesterday; 0.83 Percent Were Positive

5 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

SLA and State Police Task Force Observes Violations of State Requirements at 22 Establishments

Confirms 734 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 424,901; New Cases in 41 Counties

  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced hospitalizations have dropped to 523, a new low since March 17. The Governor also announced a new record high number of COVID-19 tests reported to New York State - 88,668. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at

"In New York, we knew from the beginning that testing would be a key factor in controlling this new virus. We ramped up testing immediately and took a nation-leading role in developing capacity to test as many New Yorkers as possible, and I'm proud that we continue to raise the bar and we've broken our record high once again," Governor Cuomo said. "Yesterday's numbers - especially the new low in hospitalizations - continue to reflect the progress we've made during this pandemic, but we will keep monitoring the data and the alarming increases in cases around the country. My message is the same: stay New York Smart, wash your hands, socially distance, and wear masks!"

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,344 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 22 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below:

  • Bronx - 5
  • Brooklyn - 12
  • Manhattan - 3
  • Queens - 1
  • Nassau - 1

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 523 (-31)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 76
  • Hospital Counties - 28
  • Number ICU - 120 (-7)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 58 (-1)
  • Total Discharges - 74,081 (+84)
  • Deaths - 5
  • Total Deaths - 25,244

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