Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced updated COVID-19 micro-cluster focus zones in New York State. Rockland County’s Yellow Precautionary Zone will be expanded, and parts of Orange and Westchester counties will become Yellow Precautionary Zones due to increased cases, positivity, and hospital admissions from these areas. 

“If you look around the country, around the world, COVID is surging. In New York, we are not immune to what’s happening around us – and with the cold weather and holiday travel, from here to January is going to be very dangerous. We’re going to add some additional micro-cluster zones. While some areas have improved over the past weeks, other parts have seen a higher positivity rate,” Governor Cuomo said. “These next few weeks will be challenging with the holidays, especially since we all want to see our loved ones after the year we have had, but we cannot let our guard down. Love is sometimes doing what’s hard – this year, if you love someone, it is smarter and better to stay away, as hard as that is to say and hear. We can get through this if we all continue to wear our masks, stay socially distant, avoid gatherings, wash our hands and above all, stay New York Tough.”

Modifications to Current Focus Zones

Rockland County – Click Here for Map 

The current Rockland zone will be expanded to include additional areas that have seen an increase in positivity and cases, including Pearl River, West Haverstraw, Stony Point and Suffern.

New Focus Zones

Orange County – Links to Maps Below

Newburgh, New WindsorMiddletown, and Highland Falls have seen an increase in positivity rates and number of daily cases, meeting the metrics for yellow precautionary zones.

Westchester County – Links to Maps Below

New RochelleOssiningTarrytownYonkers and Peekskill have all seen an increase in positivity rates and number of daily cases, meeting the metrics for precautionary yellow zones in each area. 

The Governor noted that the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 4.11 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.38 percent. Within the focus areas, 37,685 test results were reported yesterday, yielding 1,550 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 157,554 test results were reported, yielding 3,760 positives. Full results for tests reported yesterday, the day prior, the current 7-day rolling average, and last two weeks is below:

FOCUS ZONE

11/1- 11/7 % Positive

11/8- 11/14 % Positive

Current 7-day rolling average

Day Prior (11/17) % Positive

Yesterday (11/18) % Positive

 

 

 

Erie orange-zone focus area % positive

4.53%

7.22%

7.21%

8.30%

6.73%

 

Erie Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.64%

5.34%

6.08%

9.26%

5.19%

 

Niagara Yellow -zone focus area % positive

4.29%

5.10%

3.74%

4.48%

1.94%

 

Monroe Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.06%

5.54%

4.39%

3.87%

3.64%

 

Onondaga Yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.68%

6.58%

5.67%

4.74%

4.90%

 

Queens Kew Garden Hills/Forest Hills/Astoria yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.11%

3.40%

3.41%

3.86%

2.76%

 

Bronx East Yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.70%

3.81%

3.62%

4.93%

2.73%

 

Bronx West Yellow -zone focus area % positive

2.79%

3.80%

4.50%

5.44%

3.67%

 

Brooklyn Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.33%

3.92%

3.59%

3.57%

4.31%

 

Rockland Yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.96%

2.23%

2.32%

3.52%

1.18%

 

Chemung Orange-zone focus area % positive

6.45%

4.59%

4.34%

5.71%

5.49%

 

Staten Island Yellow-zone focus area % positive

3.00%

4.33%

4.29%

4.24%

4.31%

 

Tioga Yellow-zone focus area % positive

10.03%

10.81%

6.44%

6.90%

5.17%

 

Westchester Orange-zone focus area % positive

7.46%

9.34%

7.96%

5.41%

8.16%

 

All focus area statewide % positive

3.38%

4.79%

4.12%

5.02%

4.11%

 

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included

1.95%

2.86%

2.84%

3.43%

2.72%

 

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included

1.81%

2.47%

2.44%

3.10%

2.38%

 

 

Today’s data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,276 (+74)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 342
  • Hospital Counties – 50
  • Number ICU – 437 (+14)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 200 (+8)
  • Total Discharges – 82,507 (+246)
  • Deaths – 31
  • Total Deaths – 26,257

Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three day and current 7-day average is as follows:

REGION

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

CURRENT 7-DAY AVERAGE

Capital Region

2.8%

3.3%

2.2%

2.31%

Central New York

4.5%

3.7%

3.3%

3.55%

Finger Lakes

3.7%

3.9%

2.9%

3.89%

Long Island

3.5%

3.6%

3.1%

3.26%

Mid-Hudson

4.3%

4.6%

3.9%

3.84%

Mohawk Valley

3.1%

2.6%

2.2%

2.44%

New York City

2.9%

2.9%

2.4%

2.53%

North Country

2.2%

1.9%

1.3%

1.75%

Southern Tier

0.7%

1.4%

1.4%

1.14%

Western New York

6.5%

5.6%

4.1%

4.85%

 

Each New York City borough’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

  

BOROUGH

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Bronx

3.7%

3.9%

2.7%

Brooklyn

2.3%

2.6%

2.4%

Manhattan

2.3%

2.2%

1.8%

Queens

3.1%

3.3%

2.5%

Staten Island

4.8%

4.3%

4.2%

 

Of the 579,382 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

  

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

4,822

92

Allegany

709

17

Broome

4,620

75

Cattaraugus

780

41

Cayuga

676

12

Chautauqua

1,316

12

Chemung

2,487

49

Chenango

531

13

Clinton

397

8

Columbia

918

12

Cortland

827

26

Delaware

291

2

Dutchess

6,439

53

Erie

19,473

490

Essex

239

3

Franklin

215

8

Fulton

415

7

Genesee

674

19

Greene

600

4

Hamilton

35

4

Herkimer

537

13

Jefferson

354

9

Lewis

275

10

Livingston

542

15

Madison

766

13

Monroe

11,444

296

Montgomery

362

13

Nassau

55,486

374

Niagara

2,934

65

NYC

288,869

1,847

Oneida

3,846

94

Onondaga

8,494

193

Ontario

1,022

14

Orange

15,566

154

Orleans

548

10

Oswego

1,081

28

Otsego

492

12

Putnam

2,306

37

Rensselaer

1,411

22

Rockland

20,263

87

Saratoga

1,804

35

Schenectady

1,983

33

Schoharie

162

2

Schuyler

247

9

Seneca

225

3

St. Lawrence

627

17

Steuben

1,488

21

Suffolk

54,916

431

Sullivan

2,031

23

Tioga

996

12

Tompkins

840

12

Ulster

2,937

72

Warren

525

7

Washington

411

4

Wayne

854

30

Westchester

45,672

337

Wyoming

382

7

Yates

220

2

 

Yesterday, 31 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 26,257. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

  

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Allegany

2

Bronx

1

Chemung

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

5

Kings

4

Monroe

1

Nassau

2

Niagara

1

Ontario

1

Orange

1

Queens

3

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

1

Saratoga

1

Schenectady

1

Suffolk

1

Ulster

1

Westchester

1

 

 

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