Governor Cuomo Announces New Record-High Number of COVID-19 Tests Reported to New York State
102,925 Test Results Reported to New York State Yesterday
0.82 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive; 36thStraight Day with Infection Rate Below 1 Percent
New York State Has Distributed 6 Million Bottles of NYS Clean Hand Sanitizer
2 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday; No Deaths Reported in NYC
SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 1,359 Establishments; Observes 4 Establishments Not in Compliance
Confirms 849 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 443,640; New Cases in 50 Counties
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new record-high number of test results—102,925—were reported to New York State yesterday. Yesterday's infection rate of 0.82 percent marked the 36th straight day that it has been below 1 percent. No deaths were reported in New York City yesterday. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.
"Testing is a cornerstone of our efforts to keep New Yorkers safe from COVID-19. The more testing you do, the more accurate a picture of the virus' spread you have," Governor Cuomo said. "Yesterday's record-high number of tests helps the state make informed decisions to protect the welfare of New Yorkers, and helps them make informed decisions for themselves. But testing alone isn't enough, and we need residents to continue to wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands. We will get out on the other side of this together, but in the meantime we have to stay New York Tough."
The governor also announced that New York State has distributed 6 million bottles of NYS Clean hand sanitizer. Throughout the pandemic, hand sanitizer has been provided at no charge to healthcare facilities, government agencies, food banks, schools, colleges, public housing, public transportation, prisons, first responders, frontline workers, and houses of worship, among others.
Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,359 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 4 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below: