ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On Thursday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo held a telephone conference for members of the media to give an update on the COVID-19 infection rate across the state.
Cuomo said that overall, the infection rate of the state is at 1.2%. The rate of infection in the red zones is 3.2%. If the red zones areas weren’t included in the overall total, New York State would be at 0.96%, giving the state the second lowest infection rate across the country. Maine is the lowest, coming in at 0.5%.
Cuomo said that on Wednesday, 135,341 tests were done across New York State and 1,628 of those tests were positive.
Here is a breakdown by region of Wednesday’s positive infection rate:
- New York City: 1.1%
- Capital Region 0.9%
- Central New York: 1%
- Finger Lakes: 1.4%
- Long Island: 1%
- Mid-Hudson Valley: 1.5%
- Mohawk Valley: 0.6%
- Southern Tier: 1.5%
- Western New York: 1.5%
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