Governor Cuomo Announces New Record Number of COVID-19 Tests Reported Yesterday
87,776 COVID-19 Tests Reported Yesterday; 0.79 Percent of Tests were Positive
7 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday
Confirms 700 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 422,703; New Cases in 36 Counties
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 87,776 COVID-19 tests were reported to New York State yesterday—a new record high for tests in a single day. 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 atforward.ny.gov.
"We're continuing to move forward protecting New Yorkers, slowing the spread and saving lives as the COVID-19 pandemic rages throughout much of the country and threatens the reduction in the numbers we've achieved here at home," Governor Cuomo said. "New York is reaching new heights in its ability to track and trace the virus, and that's evidenced by the record number of tests—nearly 88,000—that were reported yesterday. As we prepare for the fall, I urge everyone to wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands, and I urge local governments to enforce state guidance on reopening."