Governor Cuomo Announces One Month with COVID-19 Infection Rate Below 1 Percent
0.88 Percent of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive
2 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday
SLA and State Police Task Force Visits 1,064 Establishments; Observes 7 Establishments Not in Compliance
Confirms 520 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 440,021; New Cases in 42 Counties
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced for one month, or 31 days, that New York State's COVID-19 infection rate has remained below 1 percent. Yesterday, 0.88 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 forward.ny.gov.
"Thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, our state has now gone a full month with our COVID infection rate remaining below one percent," Governor Cuomo said. "Our numbers have continued to remain stable even as we reach new milestones in our phased, data-driven reopening. As we close out this Labor Day Weekend, I urge everyone to remain smart so we can continue to celebrate our progress in the weeks and months ahead. It took the work of all of us to get here, and to protect this progress we will need to all continue to wash our hands, wear our masks, remain socially distant and above all, stay New York tough."
Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,064 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 7 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday's observed violations is below: