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Central New York’s positive rate above 2.5% for second consecutive day – WSYR

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Nov 9, 2020

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:

REGION THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Capital Region 1.7% 1.7% 1.1%
Central New York 2.5% 2.6% 2.6%
Finger Lakes 3.2% 3.2% 3.5%
Long Island 1.9% 2.5% 2.6%
Mid-Hudson 2.5% 2.5% 2.8%
Mohawk Valley 1.2% 1.5% 1.1%
New York City 1.9% 1.8% 2.2%
North Country 1.4% 1.6% 1.7%
Southern Tier 1.0% 1.2% 1.3%
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
Albany 4,049 25
Allegany 469 14
Broome 4,003 21
Cattaraugus 605 6
Cayuga 533 15
Chautauqua 1,114 11
Chemung 2,126 30
Chenango 460 5
Clinton 301 4
Columbia 801 12
Cortland 647 14
Delaware 238 11
Dutchess 5,790 51
Erie 14,988 271
Essex 216 0
Franklin 136 9
Fulton 373 1
Genesee 478 13
Greene 555 3
Hamilton 19 0
Herkimer 447 4
Jefferson 268 6
Lewis 180 7
Livingston 406 4
Madison 652 9
Monroe 8,824 208
Montgomery 296 1
Nassau 51,682 264
Niagara 2,354 41
NYC 271,219 1,391
Oneida 3,082 43
Onondaga 6,491 95
Ontario 822 28
Orange 14,369 68
Orleans 442 8
Oswego 758 24
Otsego 444 2
Putnam 1,948 11
Rensselaer 1,198 14
Rockland 18,910 56
Saratoga 1,541 21
Schenectady 1,716 15
Schoharie 122 1
Schuyler 183 5
Seneca 176 5
St. Lawrence 480 9
Steuben 1,225 25
Suffolk 50,728 259
Sullivan 1,894 3
Tioga 836 13
Tompkins 702 12
Ulster 2,626 19
Warren 483 3
Washington 380 0
Wayne 663 8
Westchester 42,179 225
Wyoming 246 3
Yates 163 2

For more local COVID-19 data, click here.


 

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