Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic - OCTOBER 31, 2020
Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 3.01 Percent; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 1.30 Percent
Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.49 Percent
8 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
"As with everything, context is key: Cases are surging around the country and around the globe. In a sea of division and a sea of COVID chaos, our ship of state is sailing well," Governor Cuomo said. "The world, however, is in trouble. So New Yorkers should be very proud of where we are, but we also need to stay vigilant — wear a mask, wash your hands, socially distance, and stay New York Tough."
The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 3.01 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 1.30 percent. Within the focus areas, 15,493 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 467 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 121,469 test results were reported, yielding 1,582 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior.