Governor Cuomo Announces New Record High Number of COVID-19 Tests Reported to New York State
100,022 Test Results Reported to New York State Yesterday
Hospitalizations Drop to 429—New Low Since March 16
Intubations Drop to 47—New Low Since March 14
0.69 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive; 23 Straight Days with Infection Rate Below 1 Percent
Rapid Testing Ongoing in Western New York; Call 833-NYSTRNG to Make an Appointment
8 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday
SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 1,734 Establishments; Observes 11 Establishments Not in Compliance
Confirms 698 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 434,100; New Cases in 44 Counties
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 100,022 test results were reported to New York State yesterday—a new record high. Hospitalizations dropped to 429, a new low since March 16, and intubations dropped to 47, a new low since March 14. New York State's infection rate has been below 1 percent for 23 straight days. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.
"Yesterday's highest-ever number of tests and infection rate of 0.69 percent are great news, especially when you consider what's going on around the country and around the world," Governor Cuomo said. "The state is doing extraordinarily well, and again, kudos to all New Yorkers because there's no mystery as to how this happens. It's a social action and it's the community of the people of the State of New York acting out of mutuality and concern for one another. Everyone should continue to wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands, and local governments should continue to enforce state guidance so we can get through this together."
Governor Cuomo also reminded Western New York residents that ongoing rapid testing is being conducted at eight sites in the region. Residents can call 833-NYSTRNG to make an appointment. On August 27, the governor deployed a testing SWAT team to Western New York to address the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in the region. He also announced the eight sites, which can be found here:
Delavan-Grider Community Center
877 E. Delavan Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14215
True Bethel Baptist Church
907 E. Ferry St.
Buffalo, NY 14211
Northwest Buffalo Community Center
155 Lawn Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14207
Dunkirk Fire Murphy Training Grounds
665 Brigham Road
Dunkirk, NY 14048
SUNY ECC North
6205 Main St.
Williamsville, NY 14221
Union Fire Company
1845 Union Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
John A. Duke Senior Center
1201 Hyde Park Blvd.
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
32 Cottage St.
Lockport, NY 14094
Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,734 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 11 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below: