Governor Cuomo Announces Updated COVID-19 Micro-Cluster Focus Zones - NOVEMBER 11, 2020
Based on Progress Controlling COVID Spread, Yellow Zone in Steuben County to be Removed
Port Chester Yellow Zone will Transition to Orange Warning Zone; New Yellow Precautionary Zones in Staten Island and Tioga County
Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 4.96 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 2.58 Percent
Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.93 Percent
21 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced updated COVID-19 micro-cluster focus areas in New York State. Based on data metrics, Port Chester's yellow zone will transition to an orange warning zone. The Governor also announced new yellow precautionary zone focus areas in Staten Island and Tioga County. Based on progress controlling COVID spread, the yellow precautionary zone in Steuben County will be removed.
"The scientists all said for months we would see a national and global surge in the fall and winter - and right now, the national surge keeps getting worse," Governor Cuomo said. "The trajectory is going up, and we have learned how to stay ahead of COVID. When we see a small increase, we attack it - that is our strategy as cases increase all around us. We can manage this challenge as long as we have individual discipline and government enforcement. Local governments must enforce the public health law - period. And we all need to be smart - wear a mask, wash your hands, socially distance, and stay New York Tough."
Modifications to Current Focus Zones
Steuben County - Yellow Zone Removed
Based on declining and low positivity rates, Steuben County is now eligible to have its yellow precautionary zone status removed.
Port Chester - Yellow Zone Changes to Orange Warning Zone - Click Here for Map
The 7-day average positivity rate in Port Chester has been above 3 percent for 10 days, meeting the metrics for an orange warning zone declaration.
New Focus Zones
Staten Island - New Yellow Precautionary Zone - Click Here for Map
Over the past ten days, parts of Staten Island have had 7-day average positivity rates above 2.5 percent, and cases per 100,000 and new daily hospital admissions have increased, meeting the metrics for a yellow zone designation.
Tioga County - New Yellow Precautionary Zone - Click Here for Map
Over the past ten days, parts of Tioga County have had 7-day average positivity rates above 4 percent, and cases per 100,000 and new daily hospital admissions have increased, meeting the metrics for a yellow zone designation.
The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 4.96 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.58 percent. Within the focus areas, 24,005 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 1,192 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 140,295 test results were reported, yielding 3,628 positives.