ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR) — On Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued new restrictions in the state as the positive infection remains over 2% and continues to rise.
As of Friday, gyms and establishments regulated by the State Liquor Authority that have a liquor license must close by 10 p.m. This includes bowling alleys that serve alcohol. Restaurants can offer curbside food pickup after 10 p.m.
Cuomo also issued a restriction on the number of people allowed to gather at a private residence. No more than 10 people will be allowed at a private household, unless the household is more than 10 people.
Cuomo issued these restrictions because the gathering associated with all of these activities has shown to be what is called “super spreader” events. There has been a rise in positive COVID-19 cases following Halloween parties that happened.
Cuomo updated the status on focus zone microclusters statewide. He said the positive testing rate within all focus areas is 4.96%. Outside the focus zone areas, it’s 2.58%. Within the focus areas, 24,005 test results were reported Tuesday, yielding 1,192 positives. Elsewhere in the state, not counting focus areas, 140,295 test results were reported with 3,628 positives. The positivity rates in the yellow zone in Steuben County are low enough that it’s been downgraded from a focus zone completely. However, several other yellow zones popped up in Staten Island and Tioga County. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current seven-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:
|Brooklyn orange zone||4.15%||4.78%||3.33%||3.86%||3.87%||3.22%|
|Queens yellow zone||2.40%||2.65%||2.96%||3.53%||4.56%||3.65%|
|Rockland County orange zone||3.65%||4.08%||2.96%||2.60%||2.86%||1.81%|
|Orange County yellow zone||2.64%||2.37%||1.96%||1.87%||2.62%||1.74%|
|Broome County yellow zone||6.39%||6.00%||4.13%||4.15%||6.17%||3.41%|
|Chemung County orange zone||8.36%||5.52%||6.45%||5.39%||6.90%||4.52%|
|Westchester County yellow zone||4.25%||6.23%||7.53%||7.50%||14.66%||4.09%|
|Erie County yellow zone||1.81%||2.86%||5.35%||6.55%||7.47%||8.12%|
|Monroe County yellow zone||1.89%||2.22%||4.06%||5.09%||4.76%||6.21%|
|Onondaga County yellow zone||2.18%||2.83%||4.68%||5.83%||8.61%||7.37%|
|All focus area statewide % positive||2.89%||3.16%||3.97%||4.67%||5.59%||4.96%|
|Statewide % positive with all focus areas included||1.31%||1.54%||1.95%||2.43%||3.09%||2.93%|
|Statewide % positive without all focus areas included||1.06%||1.34%||1.81%||2.03%||2.56%||2.58%|
Today’s data is summarized briefly below:
- Patient Hospitalization – 1,628 (+80)
- Patients Newly Admitted – 270
- Hospital Counties – 50
- Number ICU – 304 (+8)
- Number ICU with Intubation – 135 (+7)
- Total Discharges – 81,020 (+166)
- Deaths – 21
- Total Deaths – 26,026
Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
|Central New York||3.2%||5.7%||3.2%|
|New York City||2.5%||2.4%||2.8%|
|Western New York||5.3%||5.7%||4.4%|
Of the 540,965 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:
|County||Total Positive||New Positive|
Yesterday, 21 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,026. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:
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