State to Probe Covid-19 Cluster From Westchester Graduation Ceremony

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Saturday directed the State Department of Health to investigate the potential COVID-19 exposure at a high school graduation ceremony in Westchester County after an individual who had recently traveled to Florida and attended the ceremony later began showing symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19.

Four  others  who attended the ceremony have also tested positive.

Cuomo also issued a new executive order that makes New York State employees who voluntarily travel to high-risk states after June 25 ineligible for COVID-19 paid sick leave.

“New Yorkers have controlled the spread of this unprecedented virus by being smart and disciplined, and our progress to date is illustrated by the current low numbers of new cases and hospitalizations,” Cuomo said. “But as we are seeing in other states who reopened quickly, the pandemic is far from over and we need stay vigilant. We’re prepared to do the aggressive testing and contact tracing required to slow and ultimately control any potential clusters of new cases like the one in Westchester County. If we are going to maintain the progress we’ve seen, we need everyone to take personal responsibility..”

He also announced this week that New York will offer to assist states with high infection rates, as several states begin to see spikes in COVID-19. 


  • Patient Hospitalization – 908 (down –43 from the day before)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 78 (+16)
  • Hospital Counties – 30
  • Number ICU – 230 (down -14 from the day before)
  • Number ICU that are intubated – 144 (down -2 from the day before)
  • Total Discharges – 70,236 (+121 from the day before)
  • Deaths – 13 
  • Total Deaths Statewide – 24,830


Percentage of positive tests over the last three days 

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