January 27, 2021

Central New York reports a COVID-19 positive rate of 0.8% from Saturday’s tests

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The coronavirus continues to take its toll on New Yorkers, but Central New York reported better numbers than the state’s average Sunday.

According to Governor Cuomo, 0.8% of the tests results reported in Central New York Saturday came back positive. To compare that with the state’s average, about 1.1% of the approximately 110,000 test results came back positive across the state on Saturday.

The COVID-19 pandemic is becoming a bigger problem downstate, with 20 zip codes being identified as hot spots. According to Governor Cuomo, the hot spots are primarily in Orange, Rockland and Kings counties.

Governor Cuomo said that on Monday he wants local governments to increase enforcement of COVID-19 regulations in the hot spot areas. The governor also wants increased testing in hot spot schools, and said the state can help with enforcement and testing in the hot spot areas if needed.

Local governments have not done an effective job of enforcement in these hot spot ZIP codes. The State will be doing aggressive enforcement starting tomorrow. As we saw with bars and restaurants, when the State initiated enforcement actions compliance greatly increased. However, the State cannot take over effective enforcement for every jurisdiction and if a local jurisdiction cannot or will not perform effective enforcement of violating entities, notify the State and we will close all business activity in the hot spots where the local governments cannot do compliance.

Governor Andrew Cuomo

The governor reminded New York that COVID-19 is still a deadly virus, as 14 more New Yorkers tragically lost their lives to coronavirus on Saturday.

Data provided by New York State Health Department:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 618 (-29)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 72
  • Number ICU – 138 (-11)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 67 (-3)
  • Total Discharges – 77,090 (+86)
  • Deaths – 14
  • Total Deaths – 25,519

Positive rates over the last three days for all ten New York regions:

REGION THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Capital Region 0.9% 0.8% 0.8%
Central New York 0.7% 0.8% 0.8%
Finger Lakes 1.0% 0.6% 0.6%
Long Island 1.3% 1.2% 0.9%
Mid-Hudson 2.6% 2.3% 1.4%
Mohawk Valley 0.4% 0.3% 0.4%
New York City 1.4% 1.4% 1.4%
North Country 0.2% 0.3% 0.3%
Southern Tier 1.0% 1.5% 1.1%
Western New York 1.2% 1.1% 1.1%

Since the pandemic began, there have been 464,582 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York State, according to the health department.

Breakdown of cases by county:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 3,190 15
Allegany 124 0
Broome 1,947 51
Cattaraugus 303 1
Cayuga 231 3
Chautauqua 629 18
Chemung 721 70
Chenango 261 2
Clinton 166 1
Columbia 608 3
Cortland 223 18
Delaware 141 1
Dutchess 5,179 10
Erie 11,767 70
Essex 170 0
Franklin 70 2
Fulton 347 2
Genesee 344 2
Greene 347 7
Hamilton 15 0
Herkimer 346 2
Jefferson 176 0
Lewis 51 0
Livingston 211 1
Madison 503 0
Monroe 6,206 20
Montgomery 238 1
Nassau 47,246 79
Niagara 1,828 15
NYC 246,417 532
Oneida 2,478 10
Onondaga 4,537 9
Ontario 489 3
Orange 12,394 34
Orleans 337 0
Oswego 521 3
Otsego 346 2
Putnam 1,650 4
Rensselaer 944 7
Rockland 16,016 43
Saratoga 1,095 5
Schenectady 1,429 4
Schoharie 86 0
Schuyler 51 2
Seneca 110 0
St. Lawrence 335 2
Steuben 534 14
Suffolk 46,842 72
Sullivan 1,615 1
Tioga 274 10
Tompkins 445 7
Ulster 2,315 12
Warren 413 6
Washington 307 0
Wayne 332 0
Westchester 38,475 44
Wyoming 141 1
Yates 66 1

For more local COVID-19 data, click here.


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