Posted: Nov 8, 2020 / 05:58 PM ESTUpdated: Nov 8, 2020 / 06:24 PM EST
ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The battle against COVID-19 continues locally in Central New York, as the region’s positive rate was above 2.5% for the second consecutive day.
With a COVID-19 positive rate of 2.6%, Sunday marked the seventh consecutive day the region posted a COVID-19 positive rate of more than two percent.
Across New York State, 2.35% of all COVID-19 test results Saturday were positive. This is the third consecutive day New York’s positive rate was above two percent. The first time that has happened since May 29.
COVID-19 continues to send people to the hospital, as 1,396 New Yorkers are now in a hospital battling the virus.
In the Central New York region, 68 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, the most since May 28.
Tragically, 18 more New Yorkers lost their lives to COVID-19 on Saturday for the second day in a row.
Complete COVID-19 data provided by the New York State Health Department:
- Patient Hospitalization – 1,396 (+15)
- Patients Newly Admitted – 185
- Number ICU – 295 (-13)
- Number ICU with Intubation – 131 (-7)
- Total Discharges – 80,646 (+152)
- Deaths – 18
- Total Deaths – 25,947
The rise in COVID-19 cases was felt across New York State Saturday. Eight of the ten regions in the state posted higher or the same COVID-19 positive rates as they did on Friday.
COVID-19 positive rates for all ten regions in New York State over the last three days:
|Central New York||2.5%||2.6%||2.6%|
|New York City||1.9%||1.8%||2.2%|
|Western New York||3.3%||4.3%||4.8%|
Since the pandemic began, 529,036 New Yorkers have tested positive for COVID-19.
Breakdown of cases by county:
|County||Total Positive||New Positive|
For more local COVID-19 data, click here.