Cuomo Sees Covid-19 ‘Warning Flags’ for New York

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Saturday that he is seeing “warning flags” on Covid-19 cases in the state.

There were 18 deaths reported Friday in the state, bringing the total since the start of the epidemic to 25,928. None were in Suffolk County. Since the start of the epidemic, Suffolk has reported 2022 total fatalities.

New York City continues to have the highest number of new infections with 1,165 from Friday, followed by Erie (379) and Suffolk (259). The statewide positivity rate from Friday is 2.19 percent.

“Cases are increasing across the country and the globe — and there are several warning flags in New York,” Cuomo said. “The challenge for our state has been to manage the increase and try to ensure the spikes in other states don’t impact us too much,” Governor Cuomo said. “We manage the increase by deploying the most aggressive testing in the country and our micro-cluster strategy – when we identify a small spread, we increase enforcement and restrictions in a targeted way. As we head into winter months, it’s going to take the work of all New Yorkers to ensure we don’t go back to where we were this spring.”

Microcluster Statistics

Cuomo said the positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state’s Micro-Cluster strategy is 4.22 percent, and outside the focus zone areas is 2.01 percent.

FOCUS ZONE

10/18- 10/24 % Positive

10/25- 10/31 % Positive

Current 7-day rolling average

Day Prior

(11/5) %

Positive

Friday

(11/6) %

Positive

Brooklyn red-zone focus area % positive

4.15%

4.78%

3.26%

2.93%

4.64%

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

2.40%

2.65%

2.82%

3.20%

3.17%

Rockland orange-zone focus area % positive

3.65%

4.08%

3.07%

2.65%

2.49%

Orange yellow-zone focus area % positive

2.64%

2.37%

2.47%

8.28%

1.04%

Broome yellow-zone focus area % positive

6.39%

6.00%

4.03%

4.15%

3.52%

Steuben yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.42%

4.99%

4.11%

1.75%

3.63%

Chemung orange-zone focus area % positive

8.36%

5.52%

6.92%

7.33%

6.29%

Westchester yellow-zone focus area % positive

4.25%

6.23%

7.89%

4.39%

8.00%

All focus area statewide % positive

3.58%

3.57%

3.40%

3.33%

4.22%

Statewide % positive with all focus areas included

1.31%

1.54%

1.93%

1.99%

2.19%

Statewide % positive without all focus areas included

1.06%

1.34%

1.68%

1.84%

2.01%

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