Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Governor Cuomo Announces 26th Straight Day with COVID-19 Infection Rate Below 1 Percent


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

5 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 1,144 Establishments; Observes 3 Establishments Not in Compliance

Confirms 708 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 436,218; New Cases in 39 Counties

  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the 26th straight day that New York State's COVID-19 infection rate has remained below 1 percent. Yesterday, 0.80 percent of tests reported to the state were positive. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at

"Defeating COVID-19 requires a shared commitment among all New Yorkers to wear masks, socially distance and wash hands, and I thank them for listening to state guidance and taking social action to get us to this point today. 26 straight days with an infection rate below 1 percent is no mean feat," Governor Cuomo said. "However, high case levels throughout the country are storm clouds on the horizon, and we have to stay vigilant in partnership with the enforcement of local governments. We're all in this together, and we'll get through it together—stay tough, New York."

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,144 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 3 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below:

  • Suffolk - 3

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 445 (+13)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 81
  • Hospital Counties - 31
  • Number ICU - 117 (+8)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 61 (+7)
  • Total Discharges - 75,203 (+61)
  • Deaths - 5
  • Total Deaths - 25,336

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