ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR) — On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke with the media about the positive percentage rate of coronavirus and how New York State compares to the rest of the U.S.
Cuomo mentioned that New York’s positive coronavirus cases have been hovering around 1% for weeks. But how does that compare to the rest of the United States? Here are some of the infection rates of other states:
- Iowa: 50%
- South Dakota: 36%
- Idaho: 29%
- Wisconsin: 24%
- Pennsylvania: 9%
- Texas: 7%
- California: 2.5%
“When you put the 1% in context, and I think people understand that we are doing pretty well,” Cuomo said.
So how is New York doing on Monday? Statewide, the overall infection rate is 1.2%. If the red zone areas are taken out, the Empire State sits at a 1.2% positive infection rate. The good news is that the infection rate in the red zones is at 3.3%. Just last week, it was at over 6%.
Here is a breakdown by region across the state:
- New York City: 1.3%
- Capital Region: 1.1%
- Central New York: 1.1%
- Finger Lakes: 1.5%
- Long Island: 1.0%
- Mid-Hudson Valley: 1.4%
- Mohawk Valley: 0.3%
- North Country: 1.3%
- Southern Tier: 1.2%
- Western New York: 0.9%
Cuomo also talked about unemployment numbers in the state. At the height of the pandemic, the unemployment rate was 16%.Today, the rate is 9.7%.
“That is also very good news. We have a long way to go, but we are moving in the right direction,” Cuomo said.
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