Thursday, August 13, 2020

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic


87,900 Test Results Reported to New York State Yesterday—New Record High

Intubations Hit New Low—56—Since Mid-March

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

10 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Confirms 737 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 423,440; New Cases in 43 Counties

  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, 87,900 test results—a new record high—were reported to New York State. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at

"New York State continues to stay vigilant in the face of an ongoing crisis across the country as we pursue a phased reopening," Governor Cuomo said. "Yesterday we did a record-high number of tests - which is critical to our cautious, data-driven reopening strategy - and we'll keep closely monitoring the numbers we receive daily. In the meantime, New Yorkers shouldn't get complacent—wear masks, stay socially distanced and wash your hands—and local governments must continue to enforce our guidance throughout the state so we don't go back to the hell we experienced just a couple months ago."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 555 (-3)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 86
  • Hospital Counties - 29
  • Number ICU - 124 (+1)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 56 (-6)
  • Total Discharges - 73,907 (+65)
  • Deaths - 10
  • Total Deaths - 25,228

Of the 87,900 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 737 or 0.84 percent, were positive.

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