Cuomo: State-wide COVID-19 infection rate exceeds 1%


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The COVID-19 infection rate in New York exceeded 1% on Saturday, and eight Suffolk establishments did not comply with state safety requirements, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday.

According to state data, the infection rate on Long Island was 1% on Saturday, reached 1.02% in the state, and 84,770 tests across the state were positive for 866 cases.

Nassau had 67 new cases and Suffolk had 42 cases.

According to Cuomo’s office, the state killed six people from COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing tolls in New York to 25,456.

Suffolk led the state on Saturday with facilities that did not comply with COVID-19 safety regulations. Of the 1,604 people visited by the state’s liquor department, only one other facility in Queens was found to be out of compliance, state officials said.

“COVID-19 remains a force to be considered all over the country and around the world, and we cannot stop vigilance,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Our numbers are relatively flat, but we continue to monitor our data daily as usual.”

Across the state, 541 patients were admitted on Saturday, including 88 new admissions, according to Cuomo’s office. There were 155 patients in the intensive care unit and 67 were discharged.

According to state data, the central Hudson region, which includes the counties of Duchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester, had the highest infection rate on Saturday at 1.6%.

In southern tiers, including the counties of Bloom, Kemun, Chenango, Delaware, Schiller, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins, the infection rate was the second highest at 1.4%.

According to the SUNY COVID-19 tracker, SUNY’s school reported 20 new cases of coronavirus out of 291 tests on Saturday. This is an infection rate of about 6.9%. The SUNY school has 798 positives and 105,632 tests.


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